After spending a beautiful evening anchored right outside Port Lockroy, National Geographic Orion came back to life the next morning in calm, but overcast, conditions. Just before breakfast the ladies who are stationed at Port Lockroy came aboard to join us for a leisurely breakfast, and give a brief introduction to Base A and its history. By the end of the briefing it was time to start the morning operations with a split landing, which sent about half the guest to Base A, and the other half to Jougla Point. Slowly the groups were switched from one site to the other so everyone would have a chance to have enough time at both landing sites! Port Lockroy, or Base A, is a historic site for the British presence in the Antarctic Peninsula region, as well as an opportunity to do a little shopping for souvenirs, or a place to mail off letters and postcards from an Antarctic station.