Cape Royds

Shackleton's Nimrod hut

This was Shackleton's hut from his Nimrod expedition.

Shackleton's Nimrod hut

Bed

There wasn't much room inside. This hut is smaller than Scott's hut.

Bed

Inside Shackleton's hut

They had lots of candles and salt.

Inside Shackleton's hut

Stove

A central stove was used for cooking and kept the hut warm.

Stove

Cape Royds

The weather changes quickly in Antarctica. When we arrived the bay was clear of ice, but the wind changed and the pack ice came in, which meant we had to quickly evacuate.

Cape Royds

Penguins come

While some of us were waiting, some Adelie penguins came over.

Penguins come

Penguins have a look

They had a look at the strange humans trying to cross the ice to get back to their ship.

Penguins have a look

Penguins go

But they got bored of that and went back.

Penguins go

Ross Ice Shelf

After leaving Ross Island, we sailed around to have a look at the Ross Ice Shelf. We could only see a small part of this huge ice shelf -- 487 000 km2 and roughly the size of France. This was at about 3am in the morning, but it was still light because the sun doesn't set here during the summer.

Ross Ice Shelf

First iceberg

On the way south we saw this iceberg.

First iceberg

Iceberg

On the way north we saw this iceberg.

Iceberg

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