Commerson Dolphins (Peyton McCollum)
So..... our first landing at Carcass Island was planned, excitement was in the air, as was the wind, unfortunately. The crew sent out a test zodiac and they determined, correctly, that landing was just not going to be an option. Honestly dread was in the air. You're thinking about all the money and time invested, the dream, all coming down to luck of weather. You're wondering if we will ever land... We thought the Falkland Islands were just done. As we were lamenting our misfortune out on the deck, a little sign of luck emerged, pods of Peale's and Commerson's Dolphins, swimming around and under our ship. They were beautiful, unlike any I'd ever seen. Quickly you realize where you are, the beauty of this distant land, the wildlife surrounding you, new friends with which to celebrate, and hope and excitement for the days ahead.
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