Wednesday 25 November 2015

The popular Cuverville

The light snow continues as we make our way down the Antarctic Peninsula. Today we stopped at the popular landing spot of Cuverville Island, situated in the stunning Errera Channel. Your faithful blogger first set foot on this island 20 years ago at the beginning of the second wave of Antarctic adventure tourism. Since then many have visited and met the resident Gentoo Penguins.

The colony has definitely expanded over the years as Gentoos take advantage of the warming trend on the Antarctic Peninsula. The opposite is happening to the ice-loving Adelie, which is marching south in search of a cooler climate.