Thursday 20 February 2014


Very early in the morning we reach Whilemina bay, an excellent place to encounter whales, specially humpback whales. We were extremely lucky, we not only see humpbacks resting and swimming, but also feeding. Bubble-net feeding is a unique technique that humpbacks use to trap their food near surface.

After having lunch on board Fram, we had our second landing of the day: Cuverville island, where a large colony of Gentoo penguins breed during summer. It was a great opportunity to go swimming in Antarctic waters.

Some of us had the possibility to do outdoor activities: cruising with the polar circle boats and kayaking.

After a delicious dinner, some people went camping on Cuverville island. It must have been an amazing experience to camp in Antarctica.