Wonders of Antarctica.
20.02.2009 -4 °C
Woke early this morning and soon came in sight of Elephant island - the site of the famous Shackleton Expedition which was grounded in this terrible but beautiful place in 1916 after the Endurance was caught in the ice. We are sailing past porpoising penguins and Glaciers and have seen 2 Antarctic Minke Whales already this morning. It is bitterly cold out on the deck but we can sit in relative comfort on our balcony and enjoy the scenery in our 5-6 layers of clothing and blankets. This is just the beginnig of 4 days of cruising this wild and wonderful place. Tomorrow we sail the Antarctic peninsular itself. Weather is glorious and the Drake Passage mercifully held up any really nasty seas. Will copy this to the blog and add photos later today. As I write this entry I look to my rightand in the window of the Internet Lounge I can see the glacier covered islands. Have taken dozens of Photos and Video and will upload these later today.