Since 2011, I have been spending November to April each year working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. I work as a Zoological Field Assistant on the penguin and seal long-term monitoring programme. Before this, I spent 2.5 years on the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.
This blog gives readers an insight into my day-to-day life in the Antarctic, from my first trip south in 2008 to the present day.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
A few pictures of home on a sunny summers day (and no, there is no snow- its summer)
Looking West from the top of La Roche (the highest point on the island) towards Willis Island. The base can be seen in the distance.
Looking East, over Bird Sound- the 500m stretch of water that separates us from South Georgia itself.