GPS Tracking – Deception Island and Maxwell Bay

February 17th, 2010 at 9:39 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

We’re on the open sea tonight and thus have a decent Internet connection, so I figured I would catch up on the GPS tracks at least.

Today we visited Deception Island, a dormant volcano whose caldera is filled with the ocean. It’s also the site of an old whaling station, last used in the 1930s, but inhabited as an outpost until the volcano erupted in 1970.

From there we visited Bailey Head to view (from the ship) a Chinstrap penguin colony, and then toured (again by ship) Maxwell Bay at King George Island, home to a large number of countries’ Antarctic research stations.

Tomorrow we expect to be at Elephant Island, famous for its role in Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance saga.

GPS track for today is below:

 

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