Monday, May 15, 2006
My Photo of the Day
The little Norwegian church at Grytviken - the "capital" of South Georgia. The church has been restored over the last few years by the British Army. Whaling operations from Grytviken ceased in the 1960's but there is a lively museum and many of the former whaling station buildings have been made safe for the summer season visitors from cruise ships. The permanent population of South Georgia is less than 5 people, increasing in summer and winter by the influx of scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and others.
Sir Ernest Shackleton's grave is in the cemetery to the east side of Grytviken Bay.