|Left: Rockhopper penguin, Center: Blackbrowed albatross reigning over the Rockhopper penguins, Right: Rockhopper penguin disagreement|
|Left: Gentoo from the Falklands, Right: Gentoo from the|
|Gentoo penguins, Saunders Island|
The waters in this bay are crystalline blue and turquoise, almost as if they should be in the Caribbean somewhere--making seeing penguins swimming about seem out of place. Though I will say the contrasting black and white of the penguins with the turquoise background was simply stunning and from what I heard from some brave waders, the clear waters here should not be mistaken for the warm seas of the Caribbean. It was hard to drag everyone off of that beach to return to the ship, especially knowing that this was our last landing. Tomorrow morning we are to arrive in Port Stanley, on the eastern side of the Falklands, to disembark. It is here in Port Stanley that I will wait with two other staff members from One Ocean for the Vavilov to arrive on December 31. For then it is on to what may be the best adventure yet…South Georgia!!!
|Magellanic penguins coming ashore|