Grytviken, South Georgia

Grytviken

Grytviken

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Cumberland Bay East Web Cam

The webcam at King Edward Point is situated in Larsen House. The view is south east across Cumberland Bay East to the Greene Peninsula and the mountains beyond. Dartmouth Point is in the middle ground and Susa Point in the foreground. The steps on the right lead into Larsen House. Tussac grass is growing immediately in front of the steps. From October to March elephant seals, penguins and fur seals will be on the beach in front of the webcam. Click the image as it updates every 3 minutes. With thanks to the Government of South Georgia for providing this facility.

Shackleton and South Georgia

Grytviken lies on the North East coast of South Georgia sheltered in Cumberland Bay East. It consists of a cluster of huts and red roofed buildings at the head of King Edward Cove. It is here that one of the greatest Polar Explorer of them all, Sir Ernest Shackleton died of a massive heart attack and is buried in the whaler's cemetry. On his previouse visit to South Georgia he had arrived in the "James Caird" a 22 foot 6 inch open boat along with Worsley, Crean, Chippy McNish, Macarty, and Vincent from Elephant Island 800 miles South. It is hailed as the Greatest Small Boat Journey Ever .I had my first taste of venison at Shackleton House, Grytviken. The Norwegian whalers introduced deer to the Island many years ago. In its heyday there were about 5000 people employed in the whaling industry at Grytviken.

"Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour" Sir Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton House

Shackleton House, Grytviken is located on the North East coast of South Georgia, in Cumberland Bay East, with Mount Sugertop towering over in the background at 7625 feet. [2318m

John Cole [with his back to the camera] was Master of the RRS Bransfield, seen here enjoying a beer or two with us in the bar at Shackleton House, Grytviken  in South Georgia in 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

"Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour" Sir Ernest Shackleton

" Fortitudine Vincimus" ~ 'By Endurance We Conquer' ; The Shackleton Family Motto

For all things Shackleton click here to visit The James Caird Society

 

Click here for Shackleton's 1908-09 expedition centenary re-enactment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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