“The best way through ice is around it”
I spent the next hour checking out all the different rookeries on the hills and the beach. Some would ignore you but others waddled up to about 2 feet and just stared at me. I found a mother and newly hatched chick plus others fighting, finding mates, pooping everywhere (oh my god the smell on this bit of paradise) and well just being penguins. We then wandered for 20 minutes to the other side of the island. The new views were impressive, there more penguins and sea lions, large, fat and smelly sea lions.
** First sighting of an Iceberg contest goes into effect today. The first person to see and iceberg and calls the bridge and informs the captain wins a bottle of wine. Everyone was oohing and ahhing while I was looking for the closest house phone. Guess who had wine with his dinner?**
Landing on the South Shetland Islands just took my travel experience to a whole new level and proved to me that not only can you do anything you can go anywhere.You just have to decide to do it.