A newsletter from the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) asking for photographs and stories of Port Lockroy prompted me to review my images of my first trip to Antarctica in 2013. I didn’t realise I had so many lovely images from way back then. We visited Port Lockroy on 13 February 2013 having spent the night across the bay from Ronge Island. It was a beautiful morning and I went up on deck early to take some photographs.

Near Ronge Island, Antarctica 1 – Alison Price, February 2013

Near Ronge Island, Antarctica 2 – Alison Price, February 2013

Near Ronge Island, Antarctica 3 – Alison Price, February 2013

Near Ronge Island, Antarctica 4 – Alison Price, February 2013

After breakfast we steamed across the Gerlache en route for the Neumayer Channel and the British base of Port Lockroy (housing a Post Office, shop and museum) and operated by the UKAHT during the summer months. The base was established during World War II as part of the British military operation Tabarin and then continued as a research station until 1962. In 1996 the Port Lockroy base was renovated and designated as Historic Site No 61 under the Antarctic Treaty.

A group of Gentoo Penguins welcomed us to Goudier Island, looking as if they were waiting for the shop to open!

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 1 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 2 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 3 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 4 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 5 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 6 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 7 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 8 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 9 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 10 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 11 – Alison Price, February 2013

Port Lockroy, Antarctica 12 – Alison Price, February 2013

We left Port Lockroy with heavy hearts and carried on our journey towards the Lemaire Channel before dropping anchor at the northern end of Pleneau Bay.

 

 

 

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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