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best of food and wine, and as much
as we could eat and drink. There
was a library and a place to have tea
and coffee and we as a s a ecture
theatre where we were also shown
s about hack eton and ntarctica.
TOAST TO A HERO
It's always a bit of a worry when you
visit somewhere you have read about
and dreamed of for so long, and I was
worried outh eorgia ight not ive
up to expectations. I couldn't have
been more wrong.
This island is just remarkable for
its history, wildlife and breathtaking
scenery. nyone who oves enguins
has to visit t ndrews ay. here
were so many King Penguins living
there it was si
y di cu t to
comprehend the sheer numbers,
but there must have been about
ha a i ion o the .
t the or er wha ing station o
rytviken on outh eorgia was
na y ab e to ay y res ects to
ir Ernest hack eton who is buried
in the small cemetery there along
with other explorers and sailors. It
was ro here hack eton began
organising the rescue of his men all
those years ago.
I think it is the perfect setting for a
man who was only truly happy when
he was undertaking an expedition
in his be oved outh.
It is the custom to toast
he oss with a arge g ass
DESPITE HIS ANTARCTIC
o ne whisky and standing
there in the ice and snow, it
was very emotional to think
SUFFERED FROM A
of all he achieved under the
HEART DEFECT AND
ost di cu t circu stances.
DIED AT THE AGE
n rytviken theres
OF JUST 47.
a s a we ooked a er
wooden church as we as a gi
shop and an impressive museum.
heres even a ost o ce where
you can get your postcards specially
sta ed but bear in ind you
arrive back in ritain be ore they do.
One of the many great things about
our trip was being able to retrace
so e o hack etons e ic ourney
across the island and to see the
stunning birds and wildlife.
The birdlife on the island has a
made a remarkable recovery, thanks
to a undraising rogra
e based in
Dundee to get rid of the rats brought
to outh eorgia by shi s u o
THEIR SUMMER IN
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