Friday, 20 February 2009

Esperanza Station

We woke up in beautiful sunshine, however during our approach to Brown Bluff, catabatic winds down the glaciers picked suddenly up to 10 Beaufort. The winds did not decrease, therefore we decided to land at the Argentine Esperanza Station. We were received heartily by some members of this base and were shown around in their settlement: besides living quarters and workshops they have a nice museum, a church, and finally we were served coffee, tea and cookies in their cafeteria and visited the souvenir shop!
The picture of the day was taken by Julian Bastida.