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The Ice Breaks Up
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright G. Picken - picture taken 1975 / 1976

The precious sea ice with all it's Antarctic whiteness and travelling opportunities eventually breaks up and starts to float away. The sea ice edge many miles away is eventually broken up by sea movements and wind, this broken edge then advances closer to Signy. The sea swell then breaks up the remaining ice in coves and bays and it floats away while the base members watch the inevitable with heavy hearts.

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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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