I once worked with a nice young Indian lady called Jigna back in London in 2007 while working in Public Relations (at Bite Communications) and for some reason the landing at Jougla Point in Antarctica reminded me of her. Only by name however, as this was a land of penguins and blizzards, rather than the knobheads and wannabes of the PR world.
Jougla Point is part of Goudier Island, a special part of the Antarctica experience for me, as there is the British Base, Post Office and Museum known as Port Lockroy. This was merely the preview for the big event in my eyes, but it served more than it’s purpose. A snowy wilderness and unafraid penguins will be my lasting impression from Jougla Point – a place it has to be sadly said, I will probably never step foot on again.
We had docked the previous night off the coast of Goudier Island.
Nice shot of our ship the MS Expedition on route to Jougla Point.
Leaving our boat on the Zodiac for Jougla Point.
The adjacent island where Port Lockroy, the British Base sits.
Penguins enjoying the snow.
Close up of a Gentoo penguin.
Flying the Sydney FC scarf at Jougla Point.
Jougla Point was probably our quickest and shortest Antarctica landing. It was all quite surreal and I’d give a lot to be standing back there right now in a blizzard miles from civilisation.
Where Is It? – Jougla Point, Goudier Island
Reminders of – Jigna Patel, Bite Communications
Highlight – watching the penguins march in a parade in unison at this untouched haven
Key Song –
WILL SMITH – GETTING JOUGLA WITH IT:
GETTING A ZODIAC TO JOUGLA POINT:
AN EXCELLENT PENGUIN PARADE AT JOUGLA POINT:
GENTOO PENGUIN AT JOUGLA POINT:
JOUGLA POINT PART 1:
JOUGLA POINT PART 2:
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