By Lizzie Meek
Blog number two. As part of our multiyear support agreement with UKAHT, Artefact Conservation Programme Manager Lizzie travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula to survey and assess artefacts at Bransfield House, the main building of ‘Base A’ at Port Lockroy.
My experience of the Antarctic Expedition ships we travelled on, is that they go to great lengths to keep their guests happy and healthy. The hospitality on board from the crew is often exceptional, and I was struck by the enjoyment and creativity they brought to their work. I don’t know if any of them read these blogs but you are much appreciated!
A good example of their creativity are the efforts some unnamed crew members went to when decorating the buffet on the various vessels we travelled on this season. I didn’t even realise fruit and vegetable art was a thing…and looking at the images below I think it must be a somewhat competitive thing between staff and vessels, as the arrangements seemed to get more and more elaborate. The pictures speak for themselves…I’ll leave it you to decide if that is an aubergine penguin, or Darth Vader.