At lunch time yesterday we arrived at Grytviken on the stunning island of South Georgia. After Simon the Government Officer welcomed us, explained about the biosecurity measures necessary on the island and completed the paperwork we went on a small walk among the fur and elephant seals and King penguins. We saw Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild’s graves and explored the old whaling station.
There’s a web cam overlooking the Tijuca jetty that we’re moored to. You can view it by going to the South Georgia Government web site and then looking at the web cam section. A new image is uploaded every three minutes. We’ll try and get everyone on deck at 21:00 UK time (18:00 boat time) so that you can see us. If anyone gets a chance to save the image and upload it to a blog comment or Facebook we’d be grateful.
We’re off for a tour of the museum now and we’ll write a fuller blog later.