Posting A Postcard From Antarctica at Port Lockroy

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Posting a postcard at Port Lockroy in Antarctica.

If you follow Don’t Stop Living, you might have read that I write and post my youngest brother a postcard from almost every new city and country I visit. If I can’t find a postbox or post office, I just wait until the next town and then post it. My favourite postcard memory so far to my brother Danny was posting a postcard from Antarctica at the British Base of Port Lockroy.

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Arrival at Bransfield House at the British Base of Port Lockroy in Antarctica where I posted a postcard.

We arrived at Port Lockroy after a quick trip to Jougla Point and I was ready to explore this British Base in Antarctica. After a walk round the museum at Bransfield House and getting a few photos, I headed to the shop which doubles up as the world’s southernmost post office. I bought some stamps which had the Queen’s head on them, were Antarctica stamps and I paid in British pounds! Amazing. They say on them British Antarctic Territory.

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Writing my postcards at the Post Office in Port Lockroy, Antarctica.

Then in a room next door there is a table where you sit down and write them. I also posted one to my flatmates in Australia, my workmates in Australia and my mate Steve in New Zealand (plus one to a girl who is not worth the breath anymore).

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With some of my postcards at Port Lockroy, Antarctica.

The sheer madness of it all – being in Antarctica and then sitting down writing a postcard. Then posting it. Just another great travel moment. I urge you all to start posting postcards – my brother now has around 150 postcards, all posted by me from over 50 countries round the world.

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The post office and shop at the British Base Port Lockroy in Antarctica.

It was also on remembrance day (11th November 2010) so my trip to Port Lockroy had an extra sentiment to it. I loved it.

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My ship mates writing and posting postcards from Antarctica at Port Lockroy.

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A postcard from Port Lockroy – the world’s southernmost post office.

As I paraded with my Northern Ireland flag at the entrance and by the flying UK flag (Union flag), I sat with penguins just marvelling at the epic white background.

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The world’s southernmost postable post box wich accepts British Antarctic Territory stamps only.

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By the post box at Port Lockroy, a British Base in Antarctica.

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Flying the Northern Ireland flag in Antarctica at Port Lockroy by the British flag.

Moments like this don’t last forever and we were soon back on the ship again. I’m glad that I can add posting a postcard from Antarctica to my travel stories. Safe travels one and all.

Here are a few of my videos from Port Lockroy:

The Post Office at Port Lockroy, Antarctica:

Writing postcards at Port Lockroy in Antarctica:

Remembrance day at Port Lockroy in Antarctica:

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I'm Jonny Blair, a travelling Northern Irishman. Since leaving my hometown a decade ago I have managed to visit over 100 countries and over 600 towns or cities across all 7 continents. Along the way I have worked in countless jobs! Join my journey on Don't Stop Living - a lifestyle of travel as I provide you with tips and inspiration to live your travel dreams! Safe travels! Follow me on Jonny Blair Google Plus
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7 Responses to Posting A Postcard From Antarctica at Port Lockroy

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  3. Dang that looks cold! Looks as though you are enjoying yourself though so that’s fun.

  4. Jonny Blair says:

    Hi Charlotte – yes it was pretty cold! Thanks for the comment and safe travels. Jonny

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  6. Emma says:

    Wow! How amazing! If you ever go back, I’d love one too hehe 🙂

  7. Jonny Blair says:

    Hi Emma, thanks! Not sure if or when I’ll be back – it’s a long way to go to send a postcard but I’ll keep it in mind! Jonny

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