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For the last few days we have been in the South Orkney Islands dropping off people and supplies. We dropped off a scientist and field assistant at Cape Geddes on Laurie Island, with only a rarely used dilapidated hut for shelter. The two of them are spending six weeks camping with penguins, then moving on to Powell Island.
 Sea ice around the shoreline made dropping them and their supplies off challenging, with growlers closing in around the humbers.
Then we had a day to wait in Signy as some of the ships engineers were sent ashore to fix a generator. We went on a walk over a glacier to see some Chinstrap and Adelie Penguin colonies, complete with chicks!

Now we are heading for South Georgia where we will drop a few bird botherers off at Bird Island, before heading back to Stanley in the Falklands.

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