Every day there is a new list of things we are to do . If I were to describe today it would be with the following quote: The Ice was here. The Ice was there. The Ice was all around. It cracked and it growled and it roared and howled like noises in a swound.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
This Quote seems good for today as we will visit a station that was amongst the first to explore the region as we head to Port Lockroy and the Palmer Archipelago. A couple of landings are planned for today, which consist of Point Lockroy and Jougla Point. On the menu are more Gentoo Penguins and some Blue-Eyed Shag. In the afternoon and on Skontorp Island we get to do a few hundred-meter hike and have some great views as well view a plethora of Antarctic birds. One of my friends here is an avid bird watcher. This day will be amazing for him I am sure. This is not to say that it will not be amazing for me, because it will be, it is special to see these species all in large groups with behavior that is simply nature.
Today we are scheduled to visit the Continent and Islands with a night on the ice, sleeping under the stars Hopefully the Penguins will not keep us campers up all night!
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