“You could live without penguins but why would anyone want to?”--- Monica Shellate - Ushuaia Biologist and Team Leader
There was a small museum of the history of Port Lockroy which was interesting. Just when you think you are a bit of a tough guy visit this place. It will show you what tough really is. There were whale bones and a skeleton as well as chains and other historical items scattered on the Island. Oh, and of course Gentoo penguins have moved in.
The afternoon zodiac was all about glaciers and icebergs. The sea was calm and we spent 2 hours zooming in and around icebergs of every size and shape. I thought volcanoes could never get boring which is true, but icebergs and glaciers take that to a whole new level.
It was now 11 pm and we are in 23 hour days with 1 hour of dusky type of night. The crew was having a party down below and as one of the crew said “you guys are just crazy enough to join us so come this way”. We obliged and were not disappointed. In the bottom of the ship there was a hold big enough for loud music, booze of every type, music and dancing. It was great fun and I would like to say what time I got back to my bunk but it was still daylight and I had no watch. I drank a bunch of red wine with my beer so I guzzled lots of water knowing what pain the morning would bring.
Whatever, I am in Antarctica.