On Sunday I saw another living being other than the 18 people on base. Actually I saw lots of them. And they were beautiful. And adorable. And breathtaking. And incredible.
It made me very happy:
I nearly cried when I saw my first chick!
Where the ice shelf we live on meets the sea ice that stretches out as far as the eye can see tower 30m high jagged ice cliffs (we didn't have to abseil it as there was a ramp further along).
The guard penguins around the edge of the colony keep a careful eye on us intruders.
Huddling together for warmth