|Panoramic View |
Last night the ship sailed north not further along south,
however, that would have been nice. Early morning the Explorer
was in the Penola Strait by passing Peterman Island
& continuing further north to Booth Island. The island is another historic
site for the French Charcot Expedition & that all three brushtail penguins
nest, Gentoo, Adelie & Chinstrap. It’s been beautiful looking out at the
scenery & enjoying a cuppa first thing in the morning. The light was also
something special too.
see the light it just speaks to you. Time to get to work with another busy day
here. I feel like I don’t sleep & try to do as much as my editing as I can.
I’ve been very busy, might not seem like it. Some might think, oh she’s on
holiday in Antarctica but don’t grasp the concept that when you’re a
photographer there’s a lot more involved then the let’s sit back, have some
cocktails & chill approach for the traveler. Basically don’t be putting
labels on it. It’s a cold brisk morning, with temperatures -2C/22F. It’s the
coldest weather that I have encountered all trip. Hopefully, some goodness is
around the corner.
|Leopard Seal |
I finally saw a leopard seal on the morning Zodiac cruise
It was amazing to see
beautiful views of close of the seal swimming underneath the Zodiac. I really
enjoyed the cruise this morning.
had the opportunity to get some tips from Mark as well.
It was very nice to watch the leopard
seal swim around the ice. I particularly enjoyed watching the iceberg that had
an arch in it. The morning fog was lighting at that point where the beautiful
mountains of the continent were slow appearing. After the Zodiac cruise I got
drop on to shore where I hiked with Ian to the top of a cliff with sunning
views. I even saw a seal on the rocky shore. It’s been amazing to experience
Antarctica in every moment through the lens & without it.
As the Explorer
sails north, we retraced our route north through the Lemaire Channel. During the
afternoon we cruise into a very picturesque bay surrounded by rugged mountains
& flowing glaciers. I spend the afternoon relaxing a bit, enjoying the
views & having cocktails on the aft deck too.
Oh, I also attended a photo break out session from the photo
Oh, it’s been fun…
|An Iceberg Arch|