After our departure from Paradise Bay, we headed north along the Gerlache Strait. Mickey Live was doing a wildlife watch on the starboard prom deck so we decided to go down and join him. Again there were whales a plenty and many icebergs. We had spotted earlier in the day a large iceberg with about 50 or so penguins on and I was hoping to get a photo of a similar scene. Luck was on my side but unfortunately I only managed 2 Chinstrap Penguins on the iceberg.
The fog was still with us this morning as we arrived at Elephant Island but mother nature was on our side and once it had cleared we were able to view the most amazing panorama. The sea was brimming with wildlife too and I eventually managed to get a photo of a penguin porpoising. We stayed just off the coast for about 2 hours while the captain just rotated the ship several times so everyone would get a bird’s-eye view of the island. We had some absolutely incredible views across the shore line.
Shortly after 1:00 we set off towards our next stop which is the Falklands. About an hour out to sea the water was just boiling with penguins and there were loads of whales as well.
We also spotted two huge icebergs in the distance, much bigger than anything we had seen to date.
All of this happening before 2:00 in the afternoon so when we eventually went for lunch at 2:15 I can honestly say I felt a little exhausted. A couple of glasses of wine seemed to assist the recovery.
We have a sea day now to prepare for our next stop.