Sunday, 4 February 2007

Seals and Lagoon Island

Sundays are days off! Today we went boating to a nearby island - Lagoon Island. It's about 5km from base. There's a hut there with 4 bunk beds and some people from base had stayed there last night. There were elephant and Weddell seals on the island and also 1 fur seal. This was the first fur seal many of us had seen in Antarctica. They start to arrive on base at the end of the summer.

After the trip to Lagoon, I walked around Rothera Point. This is about an hours walk behind base. There were lots more Weddell seals hauled up on the beach and a big ellie seal right next to Bransfield House, the main building on base.

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