Monday 17 February 2014


We crossed the Antarctic convergence and officially enter in Antarctic territory overnight.  Early this morning we observed our first penguins purposing along the vessel as we passed by.  The weather was good just an occasional bit of fog and soft snow but as the evening progressed was getting good even at moments clear sky and sunny moments.

We arrived at half-moon which is a small islet between Livingstone and Greenwich islands were a colony of chinstrap penguins reside.  At our arrival we were greeted by many fur seals which at this time of the year they came back from the breeding grounds to feed.  By now the nestlings were quite grown and many were already in the water.  Because of the weather conditions the only extra activity offered was a snowshoe hiking.  However, all we did enjoyed our first contact with all the new creatures we saw for the first time on the island.