Thursday, 29 January 2009

Dion Islands

We tried until 1.30am to go through the Gullet, a narrow Channel that leads to Marguerite Bay. But as you can see on the picture, there was lots of ice. And it became more and more and in the end it was so dense that our Captain Steinar Hansen had to turn the vessel around. So we spent most of the day going around Adeleide island to reach Dion Islands. Emperor penguins are supposed to be here... To make it short: no, we did not see one! But it did not really matter as we had fantastic cruising again and encountered lots of wild life! Cruising when the sun goes down, the light is changing in the mountains, everything calms down and goes into slower mode- there can not be too much that is better.
Today`s picture was taken by: Franz Zeitlberger.