Antarctic Peninsula – Paradise Bay & Neko Harbor

Today we cruised around Paradise Bay and anchored at Neko Harbor, which was to be our last expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. We spent a few hours on the inlet checking out its gentoo penguin colony. It was fun filming the penguin highway, although a few of the more inquisitive penguins kept coming over to…Continue reading Antarctic Peninsula – Paradise Bay & Neko Harbor

Antarctic Peninsula – Paulet Island

Paulet Island is home to a large Adelie penguin rookery (over 100,000 pairs). We spent a spectacular morning zodiac cruising around the island watching as penguins leapt off icebergs en masse. The rest of the day was on shore where we spent hours mesmerized and entertained by the adelie penguins’ antics. Interesting historical side note:…Continue reading Antarctic Peninsula – Paulet Island

South Georgia Island

Ever since we read the book “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing, we wanted to visit South Georgia Island. A quick synopsis is that in 1914, the Endurance (along with Ernest Shackleton and his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition) set sail for Antarctica. In October 1915, their ship became trapped and later crushed by ice. Surviving…Continue reading South Georgia Island