Tourist Shop in Antarctica?
No one could have ever imagined that one day there would be a tourist shop here, selling T-shirts and maps, fleece jackets and bumper stickers. But today there is, at this renovated former British refuge hut. Roughly half of the 30,000 who visit the Peninsula each year by tourist ship comes to this shop. Its post office processes nearly 20,000 postcards every summer season! Surrounded by a beautiful bay, home to a whale skeleton assembled by one of Jacques Cousteau’s crews some years back, Pt. Lockroy is the go-to place along the Peninsula.
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