The approach to Halley was through a channel in the sea ice in the Waddle Sea. Navigation
was by water and ice shadows on the clouds.
This picture shows the Halley Base sited next to Mobster Creek. The Ice cliffs
rise 200 feet above the sea . This is looking south towards the pole.
In the winter and spring our neighbours were a colony of Emperor penguins. At the
start of winter the female penguin gives the one egg to the male and leaves him
to hold it in a tuff of feathers on top of his feet for the winter where the
temperature can plummet to -50oC.
(This picture is rather large)
base camp Halley Bay was built on the surface but each year there is a four
feet accumulation of snow. This then sends the base down. When I was there
the base was forty feet below.
The summer is the time for holidays so its out with the caravan. Well its
actually a Snow-cat a sledge and a caboose.
Its strange but there's never any problem finding a pitch at the camp site.
are very nice with the temperature up to about minus ten degrees centigrade.
In the summer there is 24 hours of day light for three months. As winter draws
near we got less and less sun to eventually the sun set for the last time.
With the passing of the sun the flag is lowered marking the start of the
three month night.