Epic Antarctica Adventure- Day 18
Friday, February 9th
Whales, Portal Point, and Hydrurga Rocks
We were awakened by Ali, our expedition team leader, at 5:30 AM because we were surrounded by at least 25 humpback whales! It was incredible!
Watch these videos and have your volume on and you can hear the humpback whales!
The weather cooperated and we were able to kayak this morning around Portal Point which was our first Antarctic continental landing!
When we were finished kayaking this morning, we boarded a zodiac and walked around the continent of Antarctica.
The pictures below are unedited and no filters. In fact, every picture in our blog have had no editing at all. Antarctica’s landscape is just amazing!
After lunch we arrived at Hydrurga Rocks and we did a second kayak trip. We paddled all around the rocks and we also got to zodiac to the rocks and explore the chinstrap penguins! Our underwater camera did a decent job giving you our view from the water.
The pictures below were taking when we were exploring on the rocks and watching the chinstrap penguin colony, shag colony, fur seals, and weddell seals!
There is nothing like O-H-I-O with two other passengers from Ohio!
British beer tasting on the back deck!
Beautiful evening out on deck. (It’s about 10:00 PM when we took these pictures.)
One thought on “Epic Antarctica Adventure- Day 18”
I see why they are called chinstrap penguins……loved the fuzzy babies…..
Loved hearing the whales and their flukes disappearing beneath the surface. And the wonderful conversations between each other gives them soul and presence……how could anyone kill them! I know for food and blubber, but not to kill to just kill!