First Zodiac Adventure

We've reached South Georgia and had our first cruise out on the Zodiacs.

Zodiac cruise-photo courtesy of Quark Expeditions Literature

We enjoyed great views of King, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins.

King Penguin - photo by Tropical Birding

We also had great views of Snow Petrels, Snowy Sheathbill, South Georgia Pintail,
Light-mantled Albatross,South Georgia Cormorant and Antarctic Tern.

Snowy Sheathbill-photo by Tropical Birding

From the Zodiac we watched Elephant Seal, Leopard Seal and Antarctic Fur Seal.
It is definitely much colder now with ice bergs floating around us in the sea.

Ice Bergs-photo by Tropical Birding

Tomorrow we will be out again on the Zodiacs hoping to land at Salisbury Plain where there is a
huge Penguin Colony. We are also embarking on a pre-breakfast Zodiac trip along the
coast near Grytviken, an abandoned whale station where Shackleton is buried. Also this is
where the only church on South Georgia is.

Hopefully we can send some more details of this fantastic area and wildlife soon.

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