March 8th 2008

Feb 27. Whales ho!

Feb 27 – Let there be whales! We have been lucky to see a Minke and a few Humpback whales, seals and penguins swimming freely beside the ship. The skies remain clear with cloud formations called whale tails. Whales are now breaching right outside our window. A mid sized humpback did a series of breaches. Of course the ship tilts as everyone scuttles to starboard side!

We head back through the Bransfield Straits towards Deception Isand. The weather is slowly changing to rain & heavy cloud cover. Several volcanic eruptions in the 20s, 30s & 60s has now made this island the largest crater island. As we sail past we spot, waaaaay off in the distance, a colony of penguins. There goes the ship tilting to starboard side again! We then head across the Drake Passage towards Cape Horn.

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