Today we arrived at the iconic St. Andrews Bay of South Georgia. The morning was filled with adventure – river crossing – and admiring the largest colony of King Penguins in South Georgia. Later, we sailed to Moltke Harbour, where some of our guests participated in a bioblitz session ashore and found yet more penguins, this time a gentoo penguin rookery!
National Geographic Orion
Our time has come, the circle is closed. Twenty days ago, we left Ushuaia. Headed towards Antarctica, the infamous Drake Passage, and certainly some unknown. Now we return, after an incredible voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falklands, and a lot of ocean in between. Calm seas in the Beagle channel were certainly enjoyed, but it was a bit shocking to see trees and civilization. We did enjoy the sunshine, dolphins, and abundant birds. I think for many of us, we wished we were heading back out instead of into Ushuaia, but the memories we have created will last a lifetime.