The next day we went ice cruising and it was an incredible morning, because the part with the polarcirkel-boats, which bring us to the different landings is one of my favorite parts of this trip :D I saw icebergs, which were so deep in the water, that the reflection in the water was crystal-blue. Nobody can imagine this, without having seen it. In the afternoon we landed at a Chilean research station with the name Gabriel Gonzalez Videla. It was amazing! there were a few houses standing in the middle of nowhere and between them, lived the Gentoo Penguins. When the first passengers landed, we recognized that we put the red flags, which show the passengers where to go and where not, in the middle of a penguin-highway. As a result of this my duty from there on was to stop the “human traffic” when penguins wanted to pass to the other side of the colony. I felt like a traffic policewoman: “Green for the penguins, red for the humans!” Great! In the late evening we loaded goods into the polarcirkel boats and because of this I felt all the muscles in my body for the whole next day. It’s hard work here =)
In the morning we landed finally in Port Lockroy and there 5 people living for one season next to the penguin at the base. It’s so unbelievable… There was a Museum and a gift-shop; can you imagine something like this? I mean a giftshop in Antarctica where roughly nobody lives, the only guests are the passengers, who come with ships down there. The stay there was also much to short, but I know that I will return. At the moment we are in the Drake-Passage going straight to Ushuaia. We have already seen a few Orcas here, which was so amazing. The time passed so fast, but although I’m a little bit sad that it’s over I’m looking forward for the next three trips with the great Expedition team. I’m really glad to be a part of the team on board MV Fram. Here we all are!