Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Deception Island

Spotted a few Humpback whales on the way to Deception Island (too obvious a name to be a bond villain's lair). Deception Island is horse shoe shaped and you have to pass through the wonderfully named Neptune's Bellows to reach the sheltered waters of Whalers' Bay.
The remains of the whaling and Antarctic stations punctuate the shore line. At the height of whaling the whole bay would have been full of whale carcasses.
I took the opportunity to take dip in the Antarctic waters. It was a little fresh but the volcanic activity in the area takes the edge off it.

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