Postcards From The Bottom Of The World

Port Lockroy — Wikipedia, Public Domain

A letterbox, a handful of intrepid staff and two thousand Gentoo penguins.

The Antarctic is a strange, otherworldly place: a desolate continent of ice, snow, rock and tussock, where glaciers ‘calve’, and the only sounds are the wind and the crackle of ‘bergy bits’ — the local name for small icebergs.