64 degrees 33.8 minutes South
62 degrees 36.4 minutes West
Sailed 785 since leaving Ushuaia
Sunrise 2:48 AM Sunset 23:26 PM
Water/Air Temperature +1/+1 degree Centigrade
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We were in Whalhemnia Bay today with our first shore stop in Orne Harbor, where numerous Chinstap Penguins nest on all snow-free rock outcrops both low on the hill and at the highest reaches with long “penguin highways” touching the sky. Fifteen people out in kayaks and the rest were on shore to view the penguins and climb to the high snow-covered areas to participate in the “Orene Harbor – First Annual One Ocean Human Tobogganing World Championship.” After several thrilling heats, the sledders proclaimed the event a grand success! Those not sledding spent time walking the snow-covered ground photographing and observing penguins and enjoying the peace and quite of this beautiful harbor.
Photo: Nick Gales
Antarctic waters are like none other.