Friday, 16 January 2009

Fortuna Bay

Fortune is on our side as we enter Fortuna Bay: Clear blue skies again, sparkling sunshine on the slightly rippled seas. Hundreds of fur seals greet us loudly on our approach, many of them dashing around our Polar Cirkel Boats, jumping and apparently enjoying themselves. At the foot of the ragged mountains we walk a while towards the big glacier that is looming in the background. After crossing a streamlet we are getting closer to a moving field of black, white and flaming bright yellow: Thousands and thousands of King Penguins... But we see also a lot of fluffy brown - the chicks, half grown, sporting ridiculous variations of plumes, still being fed by their parents.