Day 24December 12, 2015 in Antarctica ⋅ 🌬 0 °C
Overnight we cruised to the South Shetland Islands which are close to Antractica and have very similar conditions - very cold and windy and masses of snow.
In the morning we landed on Deception Island. This was formed by a volcano and had a narrow entrance to a bay formed from the crater. Where we landed was adjacent to an Argentinian station (not currently in use). Almost no wildlife (no food in the waters in the bay) but beautiful scenery. Very cold and katabatic winds.
In the afternoon we cruised to Robert Island for our last landing. This was fantastic. Lots of icebergs in the water, gentoo penguins, elephant seals and birds and snow everywhere. Very cold and it started snowing. Really capped off the trip to Antarctica!Read more