Daily Expedition Reports
Whaler’s Bay & Hannah Point
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 17 Jan 2020

Whaler’s Bay & Hannah Point

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Antarctica
This last day of expedition in Antarctica was a great success. The kayaks were launched early in the morning, and guests could enjoy a calm morning off Deception Island, kayaking and exploring the artifacts and structural remnants from the whaling period and later British scientific interests. While a few penguins and seals occasionally showed up on the beach, everybody could enjoy the views of National Geographic Orion parked in the loose volcanic tephra close to shore. During lunch, the bridge team repositioned the ship to Livingston Island, to make this season’s first visit to Hannah Point. A limit of 50 guests ashore at Hannah Point turned into a split landing and presentation onboard, so everybody had a chance to enjoy the wildlife ashore and a talk on krill by naturalist Marylou Blakeslee. Hannah Point has a high concentration of nesting birds and elephant seals usually hauls out on the beach. This was a good way to end our expedition at the Antarctic Peninsula, and tonight we will start our journey back to South America. This last day of expedition in Antarctica was a great success. The kayaks were launched early in the morning, and guests could enjoy a calm morning off Deception Island, kayaking and exploring the artifacts and structural remnants from the whaling period and later British scientific interests. While a few penguins and seals occasionally showed up on the beach, everybody could enjoy the views of National Geographic Orion parked in the loose volcanic tephra close to shore. During lunch, the bridge team repositioned the ship to Livingston Island, to make this season’s first visit to Hannah Point. A limit of 50 guests ashore at Hannah Point turned into a split landing and presentation onboard, so everybody had a chance to enjoy the wildlife ashore and a talk on krill by naturalist Marylou Blakeslee. Hannah Point has a high concentration of nesting birds and elephant seals usually hauls out on the beach. This was a good way to end our expedition at the Antarctic Peninsula, and tonight we will start our journey back to South America.

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