The first thing I found in my mailbox this year, was this beautiful card from Antarctica.
It was sent from Port Lockroy Post Office, which is located on the tiny Goudier Island. Half of the island is open to visitors, while the other half is home to gentoo penguins. Nowadays Port Lockroy is one of the busiest spots in Antarctica, since 1996 it is open to visitors during the Antarctic summer, and there are around 18,000 people coming each year - to visit the museum, watch the penguings, and of course - to send postcards! Each year there are around 70,000 pieces of mail sent from Port Lockroy, and that's why each season a team of four enthusiastic staff is recruited to help in the Post Office. (You can apply too :)!)You can read more about the daily life in Port Lockroy here on their blog. As they wrote on the card, the weather in the end of December was not the best, with blizzards and ice in the bay, but fortunately their recent blog posts show that it's better now!
- in the Palmer Archipelago
- postcard sent
- postcard received
- distance travelled
- sent from
- Port Lockroy
Big thanks to the Port Lockroy team for sending this card! (You can get one too, making a small donation to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust).