It seems appropriate that my first Antarctic landing was at Yankee Harbour. It, however, seems inappropriate that the officially recognized name for a site referencing Americans adds a “u” to harbor. Way back in the sealing days (1880s) the Americans sealers had a large camp/ seal carcass processing center at Yankee Harbour. There was a kerfluffle over sealing rights and some nearby British sealers decided to have it out with the Americans. There were 40 American sealing boats in the harbor at the time…things did not go well for the Brits.
Sadly things did not go so well for me either. It was raining buckets and there were hordes of tourists everywhere. So no photos and we carried on to Halfmoon Island.
Right so the fun is just beginning. I can’t believe I get two weeks of island hopping. If it weren’t for all the meetings and writing I would feel like a tourist!