Last kayak :(

Trip Start Dec 07, 2010
Trip End Jan 14, 2011

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Our last kayak! Make the most of it.

While the wind was gusting, we paddled to the lea of Half Moon Island watching the passengers see the penguins from land. Soon the winds really came up and if it wasn't for the shelter of the iceberg with the arch we would have been blown away. Yes, we would have all loved to have paddled through the arch but this was not possible. The safety zodiac shadowing us was called in and somehow we loaded the 3 kayaks plus 6 of us onto it and headed back to the ship.
The last few days paddling around this majestic part of the world in amongst the animals, seeing how mother nature has carved out fantastic shapes in the grounded icebergs will remain with me for many years to come.

Expedition Log

by Scott MacPhail & Osi Shahaf

Our last landing was at Half Moon Island, about 40 miles northeast in the Shetland Island chain. Frank found the lone Macaroni penguin among the Chinstrap colony and we saw our fifth species of penguin for the trip. On the way back to the landing area, a Fur seal was found near the rocky shoreline and most of us had a look at our fifth species of seal. It was hard to leave the shore and go back to the ship, but it was time to head north.
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