Cape Evans is located about an hour drive (going 20 miles an hour in a bumpy vehicle) from Mcmurdo Station along the bay. It was used by Robert Scott and his men when they came by sailboat in the early 1900’s on their mission to the South Pole. The hut housed over 30 men during that time in terrible conditions. There is so much history in Antarctica and I highly suggest reading more about Amundsen and Scott’s journeys to and around the South Pole.
There are now guided tours that allow us to go inside the building and see exactly what it was like 100 years ago. It makes me feel very lucky to be cozy in my big red with insulated carharrts.
We made a stop along the way to admire this seal in his seal hole. They constantly have to poke their heads out and breath on the ice to keep it from freezing over.
This is the 15 passenger van we took to Cape Evans.