Thousands! (Kassandra Magruder)
Neko Harbour is full of the most beautiful icebergs on the planet, I discover as I paddle my kayak around them. We are not allowed to get too close, but it's amazing to see how deep the go down into the water. I think of them as floating relatively high, but they extend deep beneath the water's surface. The weather is good again, so we have a BBQ lunch outside on the deck of the ship. This eventually turns into a dance party with peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate. The food and drink on this ship is beyond good. The head chef tells me that he will go through 1,400 eggs on our voyage. In the afternoon, we have a continental Landing at Waterboat Point. We get the chance to see several penguins sitting on their eggs already - something that normally doesn't happen for another 3-4 weeks. The uncharacteristically warm weather has broken up the ice and allowed the penguins to breed earlier this season. After dinner, I meet up with my skier friends and we chat about the day they had. I miss the skiing, but I'm happy to be able to participate in the regular excursions as well. A group of kayakers takes off for an overnight excursion - their shapes moving along the water in the last remains of the sunlight. It won't get dark until after midnight, so their paths will still be lit for hours.
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