Category Archives: Antarctica

British biscuits for British bases.

12/11/2013, 64 49.7’S:063 29.8’W, Half a mile from Port Lockroy Written by Bertie Whitley Being British, and currently residing at a British Antarctic base, lets first address the important matter of talking about the weather. Today, the sun is out … Continue reading

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Filming commences

11/11/2013, 64 49.7’S:063 29.8’W, Half a mile from Port Lockroy Written by Bertie Whitley I am writing this from an eerily quiet Pelagic. All you can hear is the sounds of ice melting and bubbling away outside the hull, the … Continue reading

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Seals with laser guns

10/11/2013, 64 49.7’S:063 29.8’W, Half a mile from Port Lockroy Written by Bertie Whitley When we first wedged Pelagic into the little ice gap that has become her home for the last few days we were delighted to see seals … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of white

07/11/2013, 64 49.7’S:063 29.8’W, Half a mile from Port Lockroy Written by Ruth McCarthy from the film crew Another glorious day at Port Lockroy. Shame we are still trapped in sea ice though – unable to move at all now, … Continue reading

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At what temperature does sea water freeze?

06/11/2013, 64 49.7’S:063 29.8’W, Half a mile from Port Lockroy written by Bertie Whitley How cold does it have to be for sea spray to freeze on a boat? We’re not actually sure as our thermometer gave up the ghost … Continue reading

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Heading south

01/11/2013, 58 08.1’S:065 47.5’W, Drake Passage So, Pelagic is heading south once again. We are on our way to the Antarctic Peninsula Ð the first tourist vessel of the new season. More specifically we are heading to Port Lockroy with … Continue reading

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Antarctica 2012

Antarctica in 3D Waiting for 3d So our Antarctic part of the season kicked off in Ushuaia on the 31st December, well was meant to. Our first trip was a 3D film project, trying to illustrate the changes due to … Continue reading

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Antarctica 2011

So, a lot has happened since the last email I sent, a quick summary would be that I have been once again to South Georgia (which does seem a long time ago back in November), we sat out a bit … Continue reading

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