Our third day at South Georgia started with a lecture about rats and how to kill them. More information can be obtained here: http://www.sgisland.gs/index.php/%28e%29Eradication_Of_Rodents?useskin=env. Being the capital of South Georgia, Grytviken’s deceased inhabitants include Shackleton, whales and the equipment to kill them with.
Very much alive are the scientists from the BAS (http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/our_history/stations_and_refuges/kep.php) in their research station. The Elephant Seals, watched by Scottish tourist, are only sleeping. The view over the bay is really spectacular, and I also managed to get my first picture of a Snow Petrel.