Sunday 9 February 2014

Sunny day in Marguerite Bay.

We started early in the morning with landing at Stonington Island. Greeted by hundreds of Antarctic terns which built their nests here, we were slowly walking between two bases located on the island. American Base East and British Base E, both abandoned since many years, gave us an opportunity to see how humans lived in Antarctica in mid 1940s (Base East) and mid of 1970s (Base E).

Afternoon we were at Horseshoe Island. Also here, an old and now abandoned British Base Y is situated. The small bay inside the island is still frozen and many seals were sunbathing on the ice.
Some of us enjoyed snowshoeing, Polar Cirkle Boat cruising, kayaking and camping.