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Kinnes Cove and Brown Bluff

Saturday, 30 December 2017

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From here on these blog entries are based on my memory, some photos and most importantly on the Daily Expedition Reports written by various members of the expedition team. I will use their factual information and sprinkle some of my observations with that.

In the morning we sailed through the Antarctic Sound with those spectacular tabular icebergs on both sides. The first landing was on Kinnes Island where they were met by hundreds of penguins heading down to the water or making their way up the slopes.

On return to the ship the anchor was weighed and the ship sailed to an anchorage off Brown Bluff. From there the Zodiacs and passengers faced stiff winds and bone-chilling temperatures but were rewarded by thousands of penguins and again the rarely sighted leopard seal.

After dinner joined most of the passengers to view the BBC Documentary "Frozen Planet - Part 4". It felt strange to be going to bed while it was still light. Sunset will not be until after 23:00.

Stay healthy and safe.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 20:56 Archived in Antarctica

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