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The Latest Happenings in Rothera

Since my last blog, Rothera station has been a hotbed of activity. The weekend before last saw our American colleagues pull alongside the wharf for 24 hours on MV Gould, an American Antarctic research vessel. 492 more words


The Wonderful Life of the Southern Elephant Seal

Since arriving at Rothera back in October, an ever-growing population of Southern Elephant Seals has been a familiar sight on base. They are commonly seen lying atop one another, intermittently abandoning their horizontal position for a short burst of fighting with another, only to quickly tire and resume resting. 629 more words


A glimpse at Rothera nature

Words cannot describe the natural beauty and wonder of this special place. With this in mind, I thought it advantageous to simply post a few favourite photos of mine that feature the local wildlife and landscape. 106 more words


A night in Bluebell Cottage

Sometimes a quick dash (or Twin Otter…get it??)  out of Rothera can end up taking unforeseen extended time periods. That’s exactly what happened to me just after Christmas. 614 more words


JCR Arrives to kick off 2016 in style

The JCR (James Clark Ross) finally made it here last Monday morning.

From the moment it was tied up until New Year’s Eve, it was all hands on deck to help the task of unloading and loading the ship. 513 more words


Antarctic Polar Circle and Peninsula - March 2013

The kayak group just seconds before being attacked by a giant Chainsaw Seal.

THE call came halfway through the swordfish.
“This is a message for the kayakers. 1,493 more words

Christmas in Rothera

I must apologise for being slack of late in updating posts. Though it’s been quiet on the blog front, it’s been jam-packed with activities here on base. 728 more words