Adelie Penguins, a Polar plunge, and cape Horn

Today we had a special treat as we had been informed that a colony of Adelie Penguins was near by. They are not normally found this far north.

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The Adelie have a black beak and a white ring around the eye and they are smaller than their Gentou and Chin strap cousins.

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On our last day in the Peninsula region we headed into the volcanic crater of Deception Island. We finally had a day of bad weather. The expedition leader said finally a day of the “usual Antarctic weather”. It was so bad though we could not make the morning landing in Telefon Bay. Later we headed to Whalers Bay for a hike to Neptune’s window and then a Polar Plunge.

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Headed thru the very narrow Neptune’s Bellows.

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A snowy hike to the Neptune’s window.

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Now for the plunge with some fur seals.

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On the last night we had some fun, including a costume competition.


We had the “best Drake crossing in 25 years” and so with some spare time the captain took us to Cape Horn.




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We had Dolphins leading us back up the Beagle channel.



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2 Responses to Adelie Penguins, a Polar plunge, and cape Horn

  1. Janet says:

    hi, how cold was it- the temp and the SEA???

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