Hercules Bay and St. Andrews Bay
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 30 Nov 2021

Hercules Bay and St. Andrews Bay, 11/30/2021, National Geographic Resolution

  • Aboard the National Geographic Resolution
  • Antarctica

A guest once remarked, “What I don’t understand about this voyage is that yesterday was the best day of my life, but today is even better.” These words could easily be applied today – yet another spectacular day exploring the wonders of South Georgia.

 

This morning the National Geographic Resolution visited one of the hidden gems along South Georgia’s rugged coast. Adorned with cascades and a waterfall, Hercules Bay is a great place to explore by Zodiac and is home to macaroni penguins and other birds nesting on the cliffs. There’s always a surprise when you explorer at water level.

 

During the afternoon we visited St. Andrews Bay, one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles anywhere on Earth. Here king penguins and elephant and fur seals line the beach as far as the eye can see. In fact, it’s reported that many as 300,000 pairs nest here. The weather was perfect, the light was beautiful, and the wildlife sightings off the charts!

 

And tomorrow could be even better…

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