Day 4 and 5
The Silver Explorer arrived at Cuverville Island at 9:00 this morning with snow falling so we took the opportunity to watch a movie. The Last Vegas kept our interest for a couple of hours. Then after lunch we traveled to Neko Harbour which was our second landing on the mainland. It rained most of the afternoon but we went out to see a colony of Gentoo Penguins and got real close to them as they walked up and down the mountain. Pam took the trail up the hill and walk around the cluster of the penguin colony. It was raining hard but it did not affect us because the temperature was about 35 degrees F. and we were dressed for it. We have not experienced real cold temperatures yet. We usually only were 2 layers of clothing. Our SilverSea parkas are very effective in keeping us warm and dry. Back on the boat and sailing to our next destination called for a goose so the butler brought some new fresh ice and a new bottle of Grey Goose. 90% of the world’s ice and 70% of the world’s fresh water is in the Antarctica.
Internet connectivity in the Antarctica has been intermittent. As we are behind a couple days I will post photos from day 4 and 5. Upon returning home we will do a summary of the final voyage through the Antarctic with interesting videos. We went yesterday Port Lockroy, an old British Military Operation and Whaling station. Very cute with a little museum and a little post office at the bottom of the world. A few photos not in order but running out of Internet time. Photo of the last hike and truly amazing day.