Jan 05, 2018 - National Geographic Orion
This morning, we visited Port Lockroy, which was established as Base A by the British in 1944, as part of a secret wartime initiative to monitor German shipping movements. After World War II, the station continued in a civilian capacity until 1964, when it ceased official operations and now operates as a delightful museum.
After a little bit of retail therapy at the gift shop we caught a Zodiac across the bay to spend the rest of the morning visiting Jougla Point with its large colony of Gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shag chicks dotting the landscape.
We enjoyed another delicious lunch onboard from our amazing galley team before departing for one last Antarctic excursion – a Zodiac tour of the scenic ice filled Borgen Bay.
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