Dear Reader, we’ve made it to 64°53′43″S 62°52′15″W, welcome in Antarctica proper, continental, at Brown Station (wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Station). The station is manned only during summer. Otherwise, it belongs to Gentoo penguins, Snowy Sheathbills, Kelp Gulls and Blue-eyed Shags.
And to tourists, who slide down the hill. The view of the surrounding glaciers is magnificent. I loved the calm water and the mirror images.
It’s always good to know where you are in the world.
Here, we also came a bit more into contact with Blue-eyed shags, which were breeding perched precariously on the cliff side.
As ever, if you don’t know what to do, go and fetch a pebble. And since I have now ‘ticked’ five continents, I can think about the missing ones – North America and Australia & Oceania!