October 2010

Port Lockroy in the winterProof that Port Lockroy survives winter… The yacht Paratti II crewed by Flavio Fontes and owned by the famous Brazilian sailor Amyr Klink has wintered in Dorian Bay. Flavio sent us this fantastic picture of Goudier Island which he took from the ridge above Damoy refuge. It shows us a snow covered Goudier Island. It was really useful to know the on-site conditions for the Port Lockroy team. Each season when we go south to open Port Lockroy we play the guessing game of how much digging we will have to do. This year we knew we had lots! You can see more on Flavio's winter on his blog -