Monday, 19 January 2009

Brown Bluff

Shrouded in mist, the yellow-brownish plateau of Brown Bluff unveils in the morning light, unfortunately decorated with a belt of brash ice. But our scouting shows some gaps, so we venture the landing. The huge cliff is a bizarre witness of a volcanic eruption under a solid ice sheet, incurring huge mud flows that build up beautiful yellow layers. An endless parade of Adelie Penguins patrols along the shoreline, between the giant boulders and the ice girdle.