The Post Office.
The base itself is only operates in the summer because the entire area is inaccessible in the colder months due to ice, but even during the summer, the members of the base have a very hard time traveling around. It's not that the walking here is much harder than other places on the Peninsula. It's more that they possess no boats or vessels of any kind. Everywhere they go must be on foot, and it's on an island. As I heard it explained, it is a matter of keeping the base small and inexpensive. If they had one boat, they'd have to have a back-up boat. If they had more than one boat, they'd have to have a technician to maintain and fix them. If they had more staff they'd have to have a doctor. With all the new personnel, they'd have to build extra lodging quarters, and then more personnel to build and maintain those. And it goes on and on... What I can't figure out is if they currently operate without a boat, why they couldn't operate it without a back-up boat? If the first one broke, then they'd be back to status quo until next season right?
Penguin on the menu?
Anyone have a can opener?
Standard issue back in the day.
Do these penguins speak with a British accent?
Out on the ice.
The National Geographic Explorer.