spent the morning of January 29 exploring Paradise Bay. The weather
was 34 degrees with light snow. We were told this was called Paradise
Bay because the surrounding mountains look as though they rise straight
up to heaven. Unfortunately the cloud cover hid heaven from our
We landed on the continent at an Argentine Base called
Almirante Brown. It is no longer used for research but there were
nine men living there in the summer. Their job is to clean up the
base and prepare it to become a museum in a couple years. Some
of our group, including Fred, climbed the steep snow hill behind
the base for exercise and a view of the surroundings. Some
opted to make a crude luge run and slid back down on their backsides.
the hike, we took a zodiak cruise around the bay. There were colonies
of Blue-eyed shags nesting in the rocks. And
waterfalls from melting snow cascaded down the rock face.
For more photos of Paradise Bay, go to Paradise
Bay Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited,
go to Port Lockroy.
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