Thursday, 15 January 2009


Paradise with an touch of apocalypse: The rusty, shattered remainders of the ancient whaler's shipyard, huge propellers half buried in the beach, tanks kettles, chains, houses - and all densely populated by the new inhabitants: Fur seals, elephant seals, Giant Petrels and King Penguins. An unreal walk takes us a little into the valley through which the immortal Ernest Shackleton descended to Stromness after his unbelievable odyssee. Surely one of the most impressing spots on these islands!