Saturday, 17 January 2009

Laurie Island, South Orkney

Winds have picked up, dense fog all around us, we go rather slow now. A landing on Coronation Island is impossible, just too dangerous. The captain brings us through the narrow Washington Strait. And then good news: The crew of the Argentine base Orcadas gives us permission to land and visit the station. Half an hour later we drop anchor in a short distance to the windswept pebble beach that features some bright red modular buildings. We get a very friendly welcome on the beach by the station commander. They even take the time to give us the full tour, including museum and Bruce's hut of 1903. After a nice coffee in the main building we head back to our own home, FRAM.