Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Here we go!

Elephant island

Out of the mist we saw it from far away. Tall mountains straight out of the endless ocean. As we approached the legendary elephant island we were accompanied by jumping chinstrap penguins and cruising whales on all sides of the ship. Just the sight of this island is enough to take your breath away. To get a closer look we spent the day cruising in our Polarcircel boats. The highlight for many was a close look at Point Wild and the statue of Luis Pardo. For others the first meeting with the penguins was enough to put a smile on for days. On our way further south we even saw an enormous tabular iceberg. This voyage is starting out with a bang!