Sunday, 8 February 2009

Cuverville Island and Almirante Brown

A busy day with two landings! At Cuverville Island, gentoo penguins are all over the beach. As a bonus, we also found a female elephant seal sound asleep in between the penguins. In the afternoon, we visited the Argentinean base Almirante Brown, where we set foot on the Antarctic continent for the first time during this voyage! We climbed up on the hill behind the base and marveled the view over Paradise Bay. It is good fun to slide down the hill on the bottom!

The pictures of the day were taken by Espen Sortland and Peter Byford