After spending a tiring morning at Useful Island, it was time to take it easy, a zodiac cruise. We didn’t really have a good cruise around Cierva Cove (mostly because of the people on the Zodiac and the Zodiac driver who was busy riding the zodiac as fast as he …
Half Moon Island was our last landing during our Antarctica trip. Even before we began our excursion in Half Moon Island, the Expedition Team showed us pictures of the landing site and announced that we had immense chances of seeing Chinstrap penguins and its newly born chicks.
One of the biggest surprises and experiences awaited for us in Wilhelmina Bay! An unexpected visit for an amazing experience…
Our first landing of the day was at the Cuverville Island. We had two choices – either do a painfully steep hike up to the top of the mountain to see panoramic views of the landscapes or spend time walking near the island shores to see the colonies of Gentoo penguins. Guess what we did?!
We kicked off our New Years with a landing to Useful Island, an amazing island situated in the middle of the Gerlache Strait off the coast of Graham Land. Intense hike, plenty of penguins and amazing view, what more could we ask 🙂
Pre New-Years eve celebrations kicked off with our fabulous journey across Peltier Channel and visiting Jougla Point filled with penguins and their young ones and Port Lockroy.
Peltier Channel is a channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) long, in a NE-SW direction, seems like its filled with pure white milk. Just magical!
The white snowy Mikkelsen Harbor kicked off our second day in Antarctica. Teeming with penguins and various other wildlife, it was a visual delight.
We kicked off our expedition in Antarctica a little early (thanks to calmer Drake Passage) by landing in Yankee Harbor. A rocky harbor, home to scores of penguins and seals, our first foot in Antarctica couldn’t be any better! Woot!