It took three days to do the crossing from South Georgia to the
Antarctica Peninsula via the
as the weather got much more "Antarcticy."
At about the halfway point are the South Orkney Islands and we were
fortunate to be able to make a stop at Signy Island where there is a
British Antarctic Survey Base.
The eight seasonal researchers only see a few boats a month at this
remote location, so I suspect they enjoyed us stopping by.
One interesting fact is that if you sail East/West from Signy,
you will not encounter any land until you go all the way around
back to Signy! ;-)
It was a pleasure to meet the Signy Base folks and nifty to visit,
but it's a bit remote for my liking.
After leaving, we had another day and half of cruising on the
before we reached Antarctica.
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