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Borge Bay Whalers' Cemetery Looking N.W.
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

Copyright - Crown, expired, photograph - Robin, G. de Q. (meteorologist) - picture taken 19.01.1948

A small graveyard with the graves of five Norwegian whalers is about a mile from the base as the skua flies, it has been maintained by base members over the years, with the crosses getting replaced as they have been knocked over by seals or started to rot and the paint touched-up every now and then.

There was always a strong feeling of what it would be like to die in such a place far from home or to lose a friend and compatriot. Despite how most of us wintered felt that Signy was "our" base and "our" island, it only ever felt like a place to visit and not really to belong to except in memories.

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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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