It was a beautiful morning as the light appeared over the peaks of South Georgia. National Geographic Endurance spent the night at anchor in the protected waters of Jason Harbor. With blue skies and a little breeze, everyone boarded Zodiacs to head to shore and explore the island. Some people opted to take a long hike to stretch their legs, while others enjoyed time watching king penguins and fur seal pups on the beach. In the afternoon, the ship headed for adventure in Stromness Harbor, but we met with 60-knot winds. That plan was aborted, and we looked for refuge in the other bays and coves of the area. The wind prevailed, and landings were deemed unsafe for the day. As a plan B, we cruised into the sunset looking for whales.
National Geographic Endurance
Today was a day filled with exciting opportunities for exploration! We started the morning on Pebble Island with an early landing filled with Peale’s dolphins, before going for long walks along the coastline and interior. In the afternoon we were able to go on a hike to “The Neck” on Saunders Island, an area with sei whale bones and nesting cormorants. The Undersea Team went on a SCUBA dive, exploring the shallow kelp forests on the coastline of Pebble Island, and were surprised to see several Peale’s dolphins diving with them towards the end of their dive.