A sheltered bay on the South coast of Ross Island in the Antarctic. Being on the southerly shores of Ross Island means that it has not seen the sea in some centuries (to say the least) and is in fact part of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
Local wind patterns are such that most weather is diverted around this bay rather than into it. The tendency to still weather contributes greatly to its ability to produce intensely cold conditions. This is because the cold of the ice leaches away heat whilst the placid pool of air is not warmed by mixing with higher, warmer layers. During the Worst Journey in 1911 temperatures below -70°F were experinced in this area.