This Web Site contains images of South Georgia, the whaling stations of Grytviken, Leith Harbour and Stromness. The wildlife found there such as Elephant Seals, Fur Seals, Penguins and Reindeer. HMS Endurance and re-supply ship Tijuca are also featured.
After eleven years working in the South Atlantic between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia I felt it was about time that some of the video images that I had taken should be displayed instead of gathering dust. When Oil Mariner lost the contract for the mooring work round the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, I thought that this was finally the last chapter in the story, but this was not to be the case, as my job took me next to Norway and a new chapter unfolded.
The "Oil Mariner" has been labeled "The Black Pig" on other web sites, but this is totally erroneous.
This is a private home page and has no official connection to South Georgia, apart from my love of the place, and the Domain being appropriately registered in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Click the picture for the full size image and crew list.
All images in these pages are of the landscape of South Georgia, the whaling stations and wildlife around Stromness Bay and the Cumberland East Bay areas. This includes stills from video, black and white photographs from the 1950s and old images in a photograph album from the early 1900s which would appear to be taken by a crewman from the stores ship "Tijuca".
There are also images and information on whaling from the Whaling Museum at Sandefjord in Norway.
extract is taken from a leaflet produced by the Commissioner, South Georgia and
the South Sandwich Islands and is reproduced to bring the pages into proper