Looking out the cabin window around 5:00 AM was like waking
and yet still being in the midst of a dream. Dawn in the
Southern Ocean, South Georgia Island, South Shetland Islands,
and eventually Antarctica, was always a breathtaking sight.
Constant companions, Cape petrels following the ship.
View from my cabin window........lovely lying in bed
looking out at such stunning scenery.
Ocean swells, sometimes quite rough early morning, brought
concerns about shore landings when we saw them like this.
Only one planned landing was impossible during the entire
voyage, not bad.
This was an enormous tabular iceberg from the Weddell Sea -
they are often several miles in length!
This one was calculated to be about two miles long,
.............they really make one feel so small!
Waiting to transport us ashore not long after dawn, the
........and the great guys who got them in and out of
that freezing cold water!
Will you be ready to see more penguins soon? I hope so
because there were a few million more awaiting us at
our next stop, St. Andrews Bay on South Georgia.