Friday, 30 January 2009

Stonington and Horseshoe

Stonington and Horseshoe island are both situated in Marguerite Bay. We woke up to beautiful weather at Stonington: sunshine, no wind- amazing landscape as the stations are situated on an island and behind that there are just glaciars! It was a fantastic morning and we even had some brave (others would call them crazy) swimmers.
The late afternoon landing was perfect as well. To be at the former British Base Y was a step back in time. Everything is still there- the kitchen utensils, the stocks of food and fuel, the workshop tools, radio equipment, a disel generator. It looks as if they left just 1 hour ago and are gone for a walk but will be back within 30 minutes! Now it is 11pm and we have stopped to spent time with the 4 humpback whales that are just feeding besides the vessel! A great finish for a perfect day...
Today`s picture was taken by Petra Paessler and shows our hotel manager Else Kristine and our chief purser Jesper!