One of the most shocking sights on our trip to South Georgia was the whaling stations. These remind us of the slaughter that took place before species conservation took hold. In all honesty, having been in the company of these gentle giants for a while you do wonder how anybody had the heart to harpoon them. Slowly the whaling stations are being returned to nature either through long term natural decay or by careful demolition or as historical artefacts. Many are not on the tourist route because they are riddled with asbestos.
Here are some of the images I took. A sort of beauty and the beast.
The nice thing is to see how the gulls and seals are reclaiming their territory. And the boats here will never go to sea again. Let us hope that before long all commercial whaling will be stopped.