Nov 12, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
Our third morning at sea since leaving the Falkland Islands brought sightings of many seabirds and our first look at South Georgia. We arrived and anchored in the protected cove of Elsehul, and from there, we spent the afternoon hiking and Zodiac cruising. It was a wonderful first day in South Georgia. We saw our first southern elephant seals, Antarctic fur seals, and three different species of penguins! The weather was gray and cool—not unusual for South Georgia—but the animals and beautiful landscape made it all worth it. After dinner, we took an impromptu Zodiac cruise to Welcome Island; it was the first time National Geographic Explorer and crew have visited.
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