Antarctica treated us to a beautiful landscape with snow falling softly for much of the day before Christmas. We landed on Danco Island and in Neko Harbour. Both sites offered good opportunities for exercise, like hiking to gentoo penguin colonies. When we made it to high points, we enjoyed gorgeous views of the ice-filled bays.
National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance moved west today into the relatively milder waters of Falkland Plateau—moving out of the Southern Ocean and into the South Atlantic. Foggy conditions frustrated our sea-watching efforts, but we still saw some humpback whales and hourglass dolphins despite poor visibility. By evening, the fog lifted enough for us to enjoy views of wandering albatross and their smaller cousins, including various petrels.