At Sea Towards Peter I Island, Bellingshausen Sea
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 04 Jan 2022

At Sea Towards Peter I Island, Bellingshausen Sea, 1/4/2022, National Geographic Endurance

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endurance
  • Antarctica

All onboard the National Geographic Endurance are excited about our trip to Peter I Island in the Bellingshausen Sea! The first landing of this island came on February 3, 1929, and it was claimed for Norway. This is the first time that every officer, staff member, crew, or guest have been to this very remote island in the western section of Antarctica. Weather conditions look fantastic for our visit to the island. Southern fulmars and Antarctic petrels escort the ship all day long. Humpback whales are seen at the surface throughout the day. And as the day turns to evening, huge icebergs begin to dot the sea, telling us of our proximity to the island. At this latitude the sun doesn’t set this time of year. What adventures will tomorrow bring? Stay tuned dear reader, for the answer may surprise you!

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