Travel - The Neumayer Channel

Port Lockroy
(Neumayer Channel)

Passing between the soaring cliffs of the breathtaking Neumayer Channel, we arrive at one of Antarctica’s most exciting anchorages: Port Lockroy. During World War II, the British set up base here, to protect interests in the Southern Ocean and though abandoned, the base has recently been restored. Nearby you can visit a gentoo rookery and also see blue-eyed shags (cormorants) and witness sad reminders of past whaling activities.

Port Lockroy is home to the recently restored buildings of Britain’s Base A. The site is now part of the British Antarctic Heritage Trust, which maintains the station as a museum. Some visitors have the opportunity to post letters from the base.