Saturday, February 10th
Paradise Harbour, Waterboat Point, Danco Island
This morning we were at Paradise Harbour to do an excursion at the Argentinian Base Brown. We were bundled up and ready to board a zodiac when the expedition team decided the brash ice was too dense and the wind too strong to go ashore. The wind wasn’t going to get any better any time soon.
Our ship then headed towards the Chilean Base Gonzalez Videla at Waterboat Point. There were a lot of gentoo penguins all around as we did a ship cruise because of the weather. Again, I want to stress these pictures are as we snapped them. No editing or photoshop has been used!
Below are just a few of the fabulous views as we cruised to our next location! Some humpback whales were escorting our ship! This afternoon we did anchor by Danco Island. The zodiacs had to maneuver through a lot of brash ice and icebergs and the wind was really gusting!
It made for a very bumpy and wet ride! On this island we saw many breeding gentoo penguins. We watched many penguins nesting, molting, chicks fledgling , penguins going in and out of the water, and penguins waddling up and down their “penguin highway”! It was incredible how high the penguins travel on this “highway”.