As you guys may know, Halley Research Station is the most isolated BAS base. Our two closest neighbours are the Argentine Belgrano Station, 650km to the west, and the German Neumayer Station, 790km to the east. Halley, in contrast to … Continue reading →
It’s been somewhat of a tradition by now that my first words are an apology for not having updated this blog for a while, and then I go to list all the excuses for it. So to keep the tradition … Continue reading →
Last Wednesday was exactly two years since I’ve started working with BAS, and I thought it’s a good reason to put another blog post up with a quick update to what I have been up to and what lies ahead.
My first stop on the long way back to the civilisation, after leaving Antarctica, is Punta Arenas in Chile. After 5 days of fairly rough sailing on the RSS James Clark Ross, we arrived to Punta Arenas in Chile. I … Continue reading →
One of the unexpected bonuses of the change in plans for the journey back home was that we got an opportunity to visit Rothera. I’ve seen more wildlife there than I have throughout the last 15 months! Keep reading for … Continue reading →
Last weekend we had the final trip out to Windy Bay for the outgoing Wintering team. There’s only eight of us left here on station of the thirteen that wintered in 2014 – the others went home earlier in the Summer. Continue reading →
There was not a lot going on here on this blog for the last few weeks and in case you’re wondering why, it’s because in my mind I’m already finished here and waiting to go home! Also, sorry kids – no pictures in this one for a change! Continue reading →
The winter is definitely over at Halley now. There’s more new people on station now than us – the 2014 Wintering Team, we’re working more days and longer hours, the base every now and then looks like a construction site … Continue reading →
The weather here has been really nice to us for the last week or so: -10°C, blue skies and next to no wind. The summer is definitely coming! And taking advantage of the conditions, we decided to arrange another visit … Continue reading →
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