HMS Portland Sails Near Huge Glacier in South Georgia
HMS Portland comes face to face with the remarkable size of the Nordenskjold Glacier in South Georgia and local wildlife.
HMS Portland paid a reassurance visit to South Georgia, a remote UK Territory in the Southern Ocean. South Georgia is a pristine natural reserve where the first shots of the Falklands War were fired in 1982.
The island was formerly used for a number of whaling stations until the industry's demise in the 1960's.
HMS Portland is currently deployed for 7 months on Atlantic Patrol Task (South) (ATP(S)) where she will reassure UK overseas territories, Commonwealth and other friendly nations
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Sildpollholmen im Austnesfjord
This picture shows the Mountain Reflection in the Austnesfjord with the village Sildpollholmen near Svolvaer on the Lofot-Region in northern Norway.Keyword suggestions:Austnesfjord, barrier, blue, Church, cold, Daniel Osterkamp, environment, fjord, ice, landscape, Lofoten, Mountain, nature, nordland, Norway, protection, reflection, scenic, Sildpollholmen, sky, Snow, svolvaer, travel, VA¥gan, village, Water, winter
© 2013 Daniel Osterkamp
American sector sign at the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing in Berlin, Germany
© Paul Brown
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