Category Archives: South Georgia

St Andrews Bay

Our farewell to South Georgia was made at St Andrews Bay. The expedition team kept us on the edge of our seats waiting to find out whether we would be able to land (it was their first landing at this … Continue reading

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Grytviken

Our last day at South Georgia began at Grytviken, the “capital”: an old whaling station, which has been cleaned up enough for visitors to wander around, plus a nearby British Antarctic Survey post. Most of the time, of course, it’s … Continue reading

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Stromness

In the afternoon, we parked at Stromness, which is a bit more mountainous that the original on Orkney: Like Grytviken (the following day’s stop), this is a whaling and Shackleton history site: this is where he came down to the … Continue reading

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Fortuna Bay

At South Georgia, the ship started to receive visits from Snowy Sheathbills: The red stains are blood, and the green is penguin poo, which gives you an idea of their diet: Fascinating fact #1: the sheathbill is the only Antarctic … Continue reading

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Salisbury Plain

After a couple of days at sea, we woke up to a rare, mostly-sunny day at South Georgia. The chance to see this island was one of the main reasons we’d booked this particular trip, and we were lucky enough … Continue reading

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