21 November 2016
So, the Port Lockroy team 2016-17 have finally arrived and installed ourselves on base!
Leaving the UK on the 3rd Nov the team – Adele, Lucy, Hannelore and I – arrived in Ushuaia on the 4th. We had a few days to enjoy Ushuaia and get some final bits and pieces organised. We were able to buy any final supplies we thought we might need and we also picked up our BGAN satellite transceiver, essential for our communications from Port Lockroy.
We enjoyed a lovely steak dinner in Ushuaia one evening before splitting into two groups for our journey south. Hannelore and I waved off Lucy and Adele on the Ocean Endeavour and we had one more day in Ushuaia before we ourselves boarded our ship, the Akademik Ioffe.