Sunday, 18 January 2009

Paulet Island

Like a giant muffin Paulet Island sticks out of the sea - we have left the Antarctic Sound, in VERY calm waters. So we decide to go cruising with our Polar Cirkel boats. Here it all meets: History, wildlife and geology. The noise and smell of about 300.000 Adelie Penguins is unmistakable, they are everywhere! The place is so swarming with wildlife tha you have to squint to make out the famous stone hut of Nordenskjölds men who had stranded here for a long time.
Do they do it for fun? This is the first question that strikes you when you watch the Adelies jumping from and onto the ice floes. Well, WE do have fun, this is certain...