Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, Dec. 22

Thanks to our amazingly smooth crossing, we are here half a day early, sowe got to visit 2 landing sites: the Aitcho Islands and Half Moon Island. We've seen thousands of gentoo and chinstrap penguins, and acouple of Adelie penguins. We were especially lucky to see a King and a Macaroni penguin - both of which were far from their usual range. The sub-adult elephant seals put on quite a show practicing their battles that will be performed for real when they are mature enough to fight for mates.

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