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Learned all about “Base A” at Fort Lockroy and the amazing work that went into restoring key pieces of Antarctic history by the United Kingdom Antarctic Herotage Trust. Had to post the obligatory postcards from Antarctica here!
We visited as part of an Antarctic cruise. An amazing opportunity to visit the museum and see the old equipment. Loved sending postcards home from the Antarctic. Treated myself to souvenirs which were all reasonably priced and much admiration to the volunteer staff who live...More
This is the place to send your postcards in very reasonable price.. 1 usd per postcard.. as 2017 dec. you can buy gifts there also. and after shopping there are penguins outside the house. recommend you write your cards before the post office.. save your...More
Since one does not go on a self-drive tour of the area, visiting will depend upon the itinerary of your boat and the weather but we were fortunate to visit. Aside from being able to mail postcards there is a museum and a shop to...More
Our trip included a trip to Port Lockroy. Staff came on board prior to going on the island. 300 people fight for 4 positions to man this post office for several months each year.
Its just plain nice to have a post card to actually...More
This is the southern most post office in the world and is the only place where you can send letters or postcards with the Antarctica stamp in an environment surrounded by Penguins in a protected and pristine location.
Unfortunately the weather was too bad for our ship to stop at the base but the four employees managed to come aboard our ship to give us a presentation and the chance to buy postcards. Very interesting.
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I was on an Oceanwide trip on board The Plancius, which I would happily recommend. If you want to do a trip to Antarctica, bear in mind that big cruise ships can't always get close because of fuel issues. Also, bigger ships... More
I was on an Oceanwide trip on board The Plancius, which I would happily recommend. If you want to do a trip to Antarctica, bear in mind that big cruise ships can't always get close because of fuel issues. Also, bigger ships of have limited numbers of zodiacs, so can't take all passengers off at once, and places like Port Lockroy have maximum numbers of visitors at one time, so small ships (ours was around 90-100) are better.