Wednesday 18 January 2012

Penguins, ice and glaciers – Classic Antarctica at its best!

To describe a day like this is almost impossible. It is difficult to transmit with words the beauty of what we have experienced and what we have seen. Even for us it is difficult to take so much in – all in just one day!

In incredible weather we had another close encounter with penguins and their tiny chicks. We had ship cruising through breathtaking landscape and passed the famous Lemaire Channel with its impressive glaciers and snowy peaks.

As the ice conditions deteriorated on its southern end, we had to turn, but that gave us the chance for a polar circle boat ride in the middle of the Channel. Like miniature icebreakers our little boats pushed the way through the brush ice. So not only did we have a close encounter with penguins today, but also with true Antarctic ice.