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Another Day In Paradise

In Search of the Penguins - Damoy Point & Paradise Harbour

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After yesterday's visit to the British Base of Port Lockroy, this morning we took the short trip around the corner to Damoy Point to have a look at the British and Argentinian evacuation huts.

Argentinian Hut

Argentinian Hut

Taking a look inside where one would hide out in the event of bad weather, I then took a stroll around the snow for beautiful scenic views as well as of the local wildlife.

Inside the hut

Inside the hut


On the Ice

On the Ice

Most of the penguins we had seen so far already had large chicks. However at Damoy Point there was one small chick and an unborn sibling. Cute, but unfortunately we knew that this meant the chicks would be too weak to survive the coming winter. Nature can be so cruel sometimes.

Penguin chick

Penguin chick


Neumayer Channel

Neumayer Channel

After reboarding the ship, we sailed through the picturesque Neumayer Channel where we were surrounded by beautiful mountains and icebergs.

Ice in the Neumayer Channel

Ice in the Neumayer Channel

After lunch we got back off the ship to visit Paradise Harbour. Beginning with a cruise around the area, we then landed at the Argentinian Base Brown, to walk up the steep snow covered hill for a beautiful view over the entire bay.

Base Brown

Base Brown

Having a chat about studying in Bremen with the German glacial tour expert, I took in the beautiful views, before sliding back down the hill and making the way back to the ship.

Over Paradise Harbour

Over Paradise Harbour

Once again nabbing the best table at dinner, we were interrupted by sightings of Orcas. This meant a lot of people in the restaurant left the room to head outside, leaving the waiters unsure of whether to pause dinner or keep serving.

Orcas

Orcas

I then finished off the evening by doing what I had attempted all week - finally managing to sneak in a visit to the sauna!

Another great day in paradise, with just one full day of Antarctic adventure left before heading back to reality.

Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Antarctica Tagged mountain ice penguins orcas penguinhunt antarcticcruise

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