The patch lets us enjoy the rolling and the birds - a Wandering Albatross
We're like little yellow ants next to the Captain.
We pile down the gangplank to take a walk on the ice to visit this fellow
Breakfast in a Bogie cafe
A Towhee, perhaps
Cape (Painted) Petrel
Surveying the ice from the bridge
Pancake ice and the sea calms down
Roommates Rosrin and Colette have a slight language barrier--Rosrin speaks only Thai and English, Colette only French
Our room - we have a flight to Ushuaia tomorrow . . .
We're ready to go!
A quick dash out to the deck for one more picture . . .
A huge tabular iceberg near the ship
Penguins watch the sunset
A nearby church
Ushuaia - Our room . . .
But first a trip to the nearby national park
Greater Upland Goose
We walk out to board the ship!
Our ship is still at sea and will dock here tomorrow (taken from the window of our room)
Our first meal in the dining room with Rosrin, Colette, Irene, Sharon and Ron. Luckily, Irene and Ron, from Geneva, speak French!
Sharon hanging on to the ship on a windy slippery walk
The first sign of ice
Emperors on their way to the ocean to fatten up on fish for their chicks back at the rookery
We are parked in the pack ice (the sea to our stern) 25 miles from Snow Hill and the Emperor rookery.
The expedition leaders are trying to figure out how to get us there all in one day. The math was difficult, and it meant that the helicopter pilots would put in a grueling 14-hour day. But the deicision is made to go for it!