|EMPEROR PENGUIN molting on Plenneau Island|
|Leucistic Gentoo Penguin chick.|
During our landing a Humpback Whale paid a visit to the ship. It came within 10 metres of the tender pit and seemed rather curious about the ship.
By noon everyone had had a chance to set foot on shore and it was time to head for our second landing of the day. At 14:30 we reached the north end of the Lemaire Channel. There was lots of ice in the channel with many Crabeater Seals on the ice floes.
Just on the southwest side of the Lemaire lies Plenneau Island and some of the best small boat cruising on the entire Antarctic Peninsula. The area between Booth Island, Plenneau Island and Port Charcot is always chock-a-block full of icebergs.
Instead of a landing we went cruising in the Polar Cirkel boats in the ice. It was superb.
There were Crabeater seals everywhere! And, as if we weren’t already having a fantastic day with a lucky sighting of a leucisitic Gentoo Penguin chick, there was a lonely Emperor Penguin molting on Plenneau Island. This was a rare opportunity to see THE PENGUIN. The pengiun that everyone wants to see.
|Crabeater Seals Near Plenneau Island|
By 19:30 everyone had had their turn cruising in the ice and Fram turned her bows to the south once again.
Today was an absolutely amazing day. We all wondered what tomorrow held in store.