Friday 22 March 2013

Ice cream and penguins

We learned that the pack ice was the thickest it has been in the last 10 years and this meant that we would not be able to reach the South Orkney Islands. Monique explained that pack ice is when the sea water freezes in places and this meant that we could not sail through it.
The pack ice stretched for as far as the eye could see and was truly fascinating. There were a number of small icebergs just on the sea side of the pack ice and one of these was a haul out spot for about 200 Adelie penguins. So we stood on the deck eating ice cream sundaes and at the same time admiring the pack ice and an iceberg home to Adelie penguins. So much fun !

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