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Antarctica is out of tea

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Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, because it’s not Antarctica that is out of tea. But at Rothera, the British Antarctic Research Station, researchers had to switch to coffee, as their tea supply was lost after a small fire in one of their storage containers.

Help was needed, fast. As luck had it, the Rothera researchers got notified that the famous tea-clipper Cutty Sark, with her belly full of the finest Ceylon first flush Darjeeling, was just approaching Cape of Good Hope. Immediately a radio was sent to her captain to change course south. Luckily this was accepted.

After a couple of days, the Rothera station got her old Short Sunderland underway to look out for the ship. 

First, it’s careful maneuvering through the small icefield near the station

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After some thirty minutes in the air, we finally spot her

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And here she is…

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...in all her glory, under full sail

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The captain has to be careful, the first small iceberg passes close by

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Don’t hit anything, you are not built for this

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It gets darker and the ship gets closer to the station

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Close to the station, Cutty Sark drops its anchor and sails. She has to wait for the Polarstern to guide her through the icefield (This Cutty Sark is equipped with an engine)

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Finally, Cutty Sark is safely moored at her unloading station

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Thanks for viewing

(Scenery is by Aerosoft, Cutty Sark is a port over by yours truly)

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One heck of a post Bernd , tea or cutty sark ; both are fine on the rocks . 😊

 

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Now, what about the brandy ? Its cold out there !

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Thanks a lot for your kind comments. I had lots of fun with the Cutty Sark, so unusual in MSFS 🙂

5 hours ago, Dominique_K said:

Now, what about the brandy ? Its cold out there !

The men preferred rum for some reason. Luckily there was plenty on board 😀

4 hours ago, overspeed3 said:

Earl Grey himself would be proud of those dauntless men!

😁😁

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Great story and shots...you must be having a lot of fun with the ships...fantastic work.

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Amazing!  Sounds like quite the adventure.  Where can I get that scenery?

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Fantastic story, scenery and pictures. And finally, the Brits have tea again to go with their scones 😉

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Stunning set of shots, love the 5th one with that deep camera view..

THUMBS UP ! 👍🏽

cheers 😉

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Thank you, gents!

9 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

Where can I get that scenery?

You can get it here:

https://www.aerosoft.com/en/microsoft-flight-simulator/msfs-sceneries/3573/aerosoft-antarctica-vol.-1-british-rothera-and-beyond

 


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On 11/6/2021 at 2:49 PM, bernd1151 said:

...researchers had to switch to coffee...

Oh. Oh...that's not good...🙂...

Wonderful ensemble of pictures, bernd...!!

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On 11/7/2021 at 9:13 AM, bernd1151 said:

Thanks a lot for your kind comments. I had lots of fun with the Cutty Sark, so unusual in MSFS 🙂

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Oh, this event was only a simulation, now I see...

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What an awesome story... are there models of the "Fram" expedition ship and dog sleds? You could simulate Amundsen's South Pole tour then.

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