Port Lockroy & Gerlache Strait, Antarctica

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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Adam Cropp

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A passionately curious person by nature, Adam spends his time exploring remote destinations around the world with like-minded adventurers and sharing his extensive knowledge about the local flora and fauna.  He specializes in the sexual reproduction of marine organisms making his lectures not only educational and eye opening, but extremely entertaining! 

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