“We climbed round a final ridge and saw a whaling–boat entering the bay 2500 ft, below. A few moments later we saw the sheds and factory of Stromness whaling–station. We paused and shook hands” – Ernest Shackleton

DVD, 12min 2005

A vision of the end of the world as found in an abandoned whaling station. In 1917 Stromness was the whaling station that Sir Ernest Shackleton managed to reach after floating for 2 years on the ice flows, following the crushing and sinking of his ship.

In 2005 Stromness is one of the ghost towns that litter the coast of now uninhabited* Island of South Georgia.

(*except for a BAS research station)

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