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Cumberland Bay and Grytviken, South Georgia

This landing combined the spectacular scenery of Cumberland Bay with the historical whaling station at Grytviken. The whaling station is now a museum, with its days or processing great whales thankfully decades in the past. Grytviken also has a small whalers' graveyard where Sir Ernest Shackleton was buried when he died on the Quest in Grytviken Harbor in 1922.
Grytviken -- A Different View
:: Grytviken -- A Different View ::
Spectacular scenery of Cumberland Bay

Spectacular scenery of Cumberland Bay

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IMG_7441_DxO_raw.jpg IMG_7466_DxO_raw.jpg IMG_7477_DxO_raw.jpg The Orlova being boarded by British customs officials based at King Edward Point for routine document checks.

The Orlova being boarded by British customs officials based at King Edward Point for routine document checks.

Rusting bow of an abandoned whaling ship

Rusting bow of an abandoned whaling ship

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Whalers' Church

Whalers' Church

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Southern Elephant Seals wallowing and molting near the graveyard

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Shackleton's grave

The Grytviken graveyard, with the whaling station in the background

The Grytviken graveyard, with the whaling station in the background