Sunday 13 February 2011

The last leg of the trip

As we started our return it was a bit bumpy, however it turned out to be a relaxing and smooth crossing. Passengers did other activities and attended lectures.

Since we could not accomplish our last landing due to bad weather conditions and we had some extra time on ours hands and the captain directed the vessel toward the famous landmark - Cape Horn. We had a very nice view of the Cape itself, the monument of the Albatross, and lighthouse, where a young couple lives year round. As we passed by the Horn there was a large mixed flock of many hundreds Sooty Shearwaters, Black-Browed Albatrosses, some Magellanic Penguins, and cormorants all seemed to fly and dive in unison following the same prey in the sea..
As the evening ended we had our traditional auction for charity and the Captains farewell dinner. Tomorrow we will wake up early in the morning in Ushuaia..