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.
Sunday, 3 May 2009
A few winter pictures...
The view from the kitchen window on a wintery day.
Antarctic fur seal, La Roche (highest point on the island) and our base, looking across to South Georgia in the background.
Wandering albatross chick on the meadows in the snow.
The 4 winterers (excluding Jose as he'd only just arrived on the ship) go out for lunch on the JCR at last call (Me, Derren, Ewan and Dave).