Sorry this is a little late. No internet service yesterday.
Anchored at Snow Hill last night and saw this beautiful iceberg with Adelie penguins out my window.
We headed to shore right after breakfast. This is where the Swedish Nordenskjöld Expedition of 1901-1904 set up their main camp for one year (which ended up being two). They brought a pre-fab hut with them on their ship and it still stands today.
The interior has been restored as a museum piece.
This location is so dry, that animals mummify when they die. There were many seal and penguin mummies lying around.
This island is also full of fossils. We were told that Alfred Wegener, the father of the theory of Continental Drift, actually used fossils from here at Snow Hill to come up with his idea that it used to be part of a larger landmass that broke apart. Haven’t checked facts on this yet.
The weather changes quickly here and snow was soon upon us. We just kept going.
We launched the sea kayaks for the first time today. Cute bergie bits to be seen.
We were supposed to sail further south in the Weddell sea this afternoon, but bad weather prevented that and we headed north. I thought the lighting on this iceberg was pretty.
This huge tabular iceberg is part of the Larsen Ice Shelf that broke off in 2002. Nothing to get a size perspective, but over 100 ft high.
A humpback whale was playing off our bow after dinner.
Another great day! (I'll try not to end every post with that, but what else can I say?)