After a busy resupply period, it’s time to hit the road! With some access routes closed off station due to the summer melt, the J-Line to Jacks was still open, so we took the opportunity to have a quick jolly to Jacks and get off station for the weekend.

On the map, Jacks Hut is unassuming. There’s really not much around, besides the hut itself. However once you get there, it’s a beautiul vista of the Swain Group of Islands, with floating bergs off in the distance, and squawking Adelie penguin colonies to add to the scene. You can spend the whole afternoon just relaxing on the rocks, enjoying a beverage, and taking it all in.

But as always, Sunday Brunch back on station is not to be missed, so we were up at a reasonable time in the morning, heading back home for a good feed. What a wonderful way to recharge the batteries and take a moment to enjoy the incredible wilderness in this part of the world.

Posted by Bren

Antarctic expeditioner and avid hiker.