on the way out we pass an unmanned station
is a large inlet of King George Island, and, together with the more easterly Maxwell Bay, has several permanently
occupied research bases.
On February 2008 the Star Princess, coming from the Antarctic Sound, sailed into the majestic Admiralty Bay.
excellent weather we had ample time to enjoy the panoramas.
Scientists from the Polish Arctowski Base
came on board to
give a brief lecture on what they are doing out there. As a reward they feasted on the Star Princess's buffet.
On our way out we
sailed by the US operated Copacabana Field Camp
, occupied in summer by scientist who study the Adelie and Gentoo penguins from the
in the early afternoon we enter Admiralty Bay
a glacier terminates at the coastline
we approach Arctowski Base
Arctowski Base has always fresh vegitables, thanks to its own greenhouse
a zodiac is readied to bring scientist to the Star Princess
people enjoy the grand panorama
after a lecture and gorging on the Star Princess's buffet, the scientists return to Arctowski Station
a peculiar ice and snow formation
the Copacabana Field Camp, the white specs are the resident penguins