Jougla Point am visit

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


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Flag of Antarctica  , Antarctic Peninsula,
Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm glad that I was on the zodiac heading back to Jougla Point at Port Lockroy where we had previously camped …. With the beautiful morning light and blue skies, the reflections off the penguins' white front of their body was simply sparkling.

While everyone headed over to the penguins and blue eyed shags, I went straight back to the whale bones before the humans got into my frame.

With the full sun out, it was so different to what I had had seen the previous couple of nights in that dull light.

Sitting right on the rocks by the bones were some gentoo pengiuns which really young chicks that had just been born. These were the youngest that I had seen. So fluffy and cute!

While snapping away at some other gentoo penguins someone said that there were Adelie penguins as well and sure enough into my viewfinder came marching two of them. So this completed my set of 3 different penguins that I had expected to see so close up. It was unusual to see them in this location.

At the same spot were the blue eyed shags and several had young and not so young chicks. Trying to capture the moment of when the parent was about to feed their chicks I simply kept my continuous shutter on. Hopefully I will have the image that I am after to enter the competition where we can submit 10 images for judging by the crew.

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Daily Programme

Sunrise: 02:52 Sunset: 23:46

"And now there came both mist and snow,
And it grew wondrous cold;
And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
As green as emerald."


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


08:30 Landing: We will visit Port Lockroy and Jougla Point.

Remember there is a post office ashore. Bring your letters and postcards. The disembarkation order will be Shackleton, Scott, Amundsen and Ross.

15:30 Ship’s Cruise: We will have a ship cruise in Dallman Bay.

18:30 Recap and Briefing: Please join the Expedition Staff in the Discovery Lounge for a recap of the day’s events and an overview of tomorrow’s itinerary.

21:30 Call My Antarctic Bluff: Join the Expedition Staff in the Discovery Lounge for an evening of truth and deception.

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Expedition Log

by Scott MacPhail & Osi Shahaf

Thursday, 6th January 2011

"Antarctica is like meeting a mass murderer who looks nice. At least in the Arctic you know you're meeting a mass murderer".

Robert Swan who has walked to both poles.

We woke up this morning with the sun shining in through our portholes and it looked like it was going to be another perfect day.

We had stayed the night at Port Lockroy again, and we prepared for our landings first thing in the morning. Two separate groups were sent out, one to Goudier Island to visit the museum and gift shop while the rest of us went to Jugla Point to watch the Blue-eyed shags and Gentoo penguins.
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