Two zodiac excursions today. We were on the water by 7 am to Half Moon Bay where there were many, many chinstrap penguins in rookeries. Low lying mist and rain add to an aura of eeriness.
Whalers Bay on Deception Island. there were volcanoes here in 1969; the soil is still warm. There are lots of signs of whaling activity, buildings, boilers, hangars, living shacks, etc. We did the antarctic plunge with lots of others.