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Laurie Island

Orcadas is the Argentinian research station on Laurie Island. The island is steep bare rock except for this low bleak windswept isthmus (sometimes wave-swept too, we were told). We were welcomed by cheerful Argentinians who guided us on a tour around the base (in English), gave us hot coffee and chocolates, and sold us postcards. We didn't mention the Falkland Islands.
Approaching Laurie Island
Approaching Laurie Island
In the South Orkneys
In the South Orkneys
First glimpse of Orcadas Base
First glimpse of Orcadas Base
Cold Seal
Cold Seal
Water House
"Water House"
Orcadas Base; water pipeline
Orcadas Base; water pipeline
National Parks Guide
National Parks Guide
Sudden wind squall upsets the seal
Sudden wind squall upsets the seal
Cemetery
Cemetery
Looking west
Looking west
Seals on the beach
Seals on the beach
Looking north
Looking north
Looking west
Looking west
Some of the Orcadas buildings
Some of the Orcadas buildings
You are here
"You are here"
Museum Entrance
Museum Entrance
Museum display  1
Museum display 1
Museum display  2
Museum display 2
Museum display  3
Museum display 3
Museum display  4
Museum display 4
Distances
Distances
Welcome to Orcadas Base
Welcome to Orcadas Base
Selling postcards
Selling postcards
Chapel
Chapel
View to the east
View to the east
Beach on the south side of the isthmus
Beach on the south side of the isthmus
Zodiac on beach at Orcadas
Zodiac on beach at Orcadas
Leaving Orcadas Base
Leaving Orcadas Base