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Date: 30 Jan 2012 16:22:31
Title: Antarctic Photos 6 – Port Lockro y

Antarctic Photos 6 – Port Lockroy and the presentation of the RCC Oates tribute

 

Port Lockroy was a British scientific base which has now been taken over by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and kept as a museum, visited by almost every cruise ship and yacht that comes to Antarctica. It was here that we presented the UKAHT with a tribute to Captain Lawrence Oates on the centenary of his death on behalf of the Royal Cruising Club (of which Oates was a member). Richard, Venetia and I are all members of the RCC.

 

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Richard cons us in through the ice

 

 

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Port Lockroy

 

 

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A Leopard seal on an ice flow greeted us on our way in

 

 

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Because of the ice further south, most of the yachts on the peninsula were congregating in Lockroy. Here are our friends Pelagic Australis and the French charter boat Paradise

 

 

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Venetia and Richard go kayaking

 

 

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There was an unusual amount of ice in the harbour this year. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” are in the background

 

 

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The RCC tribute to Captain Lawrence Oates is presented to the Station Head, Ylva

 

 

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The tribute hanging in the museum

 

 

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We later entertain the Ladies of Lockroy with champagne and popcorn

 

 

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Richard, on ice watch, shoving off a growler with the last of our poles


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