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Base in winter, Sea-Ice Forms
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright P. Ward - picture taken 1985 / 86

The winter has been going for some time here as can be seen by the build up of ice along the shore-line, the "ice foot" and now pack ice (the lumpy stuff in the distance) has floated here from elsewhere to calm the sea surface down. In conjunction with falling temperatures, the sea can start to freeze as it is here.

Always a happy event as frozen sea means that instead of getting around our very rugged island on foot alone, we could now go by skidoo or ski and get much further much faster.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007

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