Soon after crossing the Antarctic circle, the pack ice appeared and prevented us from moving further south. It was fun to crash through, however!
We turned around, headed back the way we came and saw a few humpback whales along the way. There’s a small fluke here if you look carefully.
Stopped at Booth Island where there is still quite a lot of snow. The surrounding mountains were beautiful. This landing was from 8-10 pm, so the light's a little low.
Finally saw our first leopard seal beached on some ice.
Because of all the snow, the penguins didn’t have much room to nest. We didn't see and chicks yet, either. Not sure what's going on.
Back on the ship for the night.