Antarctica Day 3 We began the day with a tribute to a lost friend that had a memorial today and although we could not attend we did stop a few minutes to recognize her. We had a fabulous day 3 in Brown Bluff. The weather was beautiful at 34 degrees F. The wind was nonexistent so we did not even need gloves. The bay that we moored in was full of icebergs some as large as the LA coliseum. What you see above the water line is roughly 1/8 of the total iceberg and some are nearly 2000 years old. They are stratified so like an old tree you count the rings and you can gage the age. The beach was full of Adelie Penguins as you will see in the photos. They let you get about 5 feet away before they get uncomfortable or if you stood still they would move even closer out of curiosity. They all line up at the edge of the water, that is just about 33 degrees, and wait until one of them decides to jump in then they all follow. Back on the ship for lunch we decided to eat out on the sun deck, which is rare in this environment, but after a couple of glasses of wine the temperature warms up. In the afternoon we took in a movie and watched the snow fall from our room. The weather is fickle here and can change in a instant.
Lance climbing up on top of a iceberg and hoping he doesn’t slip into the freezing water.Made it on top with the Silver Explorer in the background. Doesn’t it look like we are stuck in the snow?Rembering one of the “Girls from the Hood.”Waiting patiently for the Penguins to come closer out of curiosity.Getting closer.A friend we met on the cruise enjoying the hot tub in the Antarctic.Chester bringing a Bloody Mary to enjoy while in the hot tub.Very large iceberg the Captain of the ship is edging his way closer and closer.This iceberg is about 2 par fives on a golf course.After our hike up a glacier or half way up a glacier we are back on ship and having lunch on the deck. Weather is starting to change, getting colder.This berg that we are getting very close to and making me slightly nervous is absolutely beautiful. All the lines represent years. This as was written in the prolog is over 2000 years old.This was very close and made for a nice background for a toast to the Antarctica and all of it’s beauty.We were invited to have dinner with the Director of Silver Explorer and upon returning to our room, I found my glasses in a very cute place. Every day it is something new. Very cleaver.