I am here to tell you that it never gets boring. If you even think you might become a bit ho-hum about sailing around Antarctica, just wait 5 minutes and see another marvel.
This morning, we woke up to find ourselves near Deception Island. If penguins are your thing, this is the place. There are literally hundreds of thousands of them running all over, scrambling down to the shore (a/k/a “Penguin Highway”) to find food, then back up into the hills. It’s fascinating.
We’re now en route to Elephant Island, which will be our last stop here before, once again, sailing through the dreaded Drake Passage on our way to our next port, the Falkland Islands.
Here are more images from the past 24 hours:
And oh, did I mention that we had visitors yesterday from Palmer Station, who came aboard to tell about what they do here?
Here they are, arriving on the port side
BTW, they played to a packed house and they were extremely interesting as well as entertaining.
Look at this amazing photo of seals and penguins! (photo courtesy of Nancy Shafran)
Can you believe these penguins? (photo courtesy of Nancy Shafran)
Another iceberg – note that you can see it underwater as well
AAC CPA on deck at cocktail time – it’s now about 8:00 PM
Same time, from the bow of the ship
And from the stern
And along the deserted Promenade Deck
Is that a fabulous sight or what? Still 8:00 PM yesterday evening
And, immediately after, cocktails in the Palm Court
Sunset in Antarctica – at 11:45 PM
Earlier this morning – Deception Island from a distance
Another view of Deception Island, closer up
Those spots are penguins – wish I had a telescopic lens for my iPhone!
The last photo today is for our sailing buddy, Jim Brochu, who has entertained aboard the Crystal ships many times. Every day at sea, one of the activities is “Team Trivia”. The following question gave a sly wink to Jim, as #4 is a show that Jim wrote and performed for a season in New York and later performed on Symphony back in 2012. (7% of the respondents voted for “Zero Hour”!!)
That’s all for now, folks!