Girard Bay, Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay & Neko Harbor
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 04 Jan 2020

Girard Bay, Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay & Neko Harbor, 1/4/2020, National Geographic Orion

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Antarctica

Today we started an eventful day in Girard Bay just south of Lemaire Channel with a Zodiac cruise in dense fog and calm water full of glacial ice. During lunch, we headed north, back through Lemaire, and up into Paradise Bay where we did a polar plunge amongst a few humpback whales. After dinner, we had our first Antarctic mainland landing at Neko Harbor, where we experienced a big calving event from a glacier located close to the landing site.

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