Orkney (Laurie) Islands
En route to the Antarctica Peninsula, we were able to stop at the Orkney Islands, specifically Laurie Island. This is a scientific base used by Argentinian scientists (yay science!!), and protected by the Argentinian military. They do 1 year rotations, and the new team had just arrive a week before we visited. It was cool to be able to speak Spanish with the people on base. It's was truly fascinating! While I was there, I decided to mail myself a postcard. It will probably arrive next year when they do their next rotation in February 2021.
I need to explain the next photo. When the boat was at sea, the movement was quite extreme. In our cabin room, the top drawer kept flying out when the boat would rock back and forth. I put my boots in the trashcan and put it against the drawer to keep it from flying out. I weighed down the trashcan with stuff on the bottom, and my boots upside down to make it reach the drawer's height. Someone said it looked like we stuffed someone in the trash can. Ha!
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Have passport, will travel.