10.30 AM: Once again, there were many gentoo penguins, but we were able to get a closer look at them. Dorian Bay was definitely the most pristine backdrop we’ve visited so far, with the ships in the calm bay and all the surrounding snowcaps and hills. The weather was mild, also – I actually worked up a sweat when all bundled up.
11.30 AM: Back to the ship, just in time for lunch. We sat with Adrian and Vladimir, who told us more about their experience with Antarctica and clarified everyone’s role on the expedition team. Although Adrian (Professor Adrian) studied Antarctica history for years, this was his first time visiting the continent. It must definitely be worth it to go as part of an expedition crew rather than copping out and joining a tourist group. Vladimir, on the other hand, has been working the longest in the field with 13 years of Antarctic journeying.
We hear that we’re soon going to attempt to cross the Lemaire Channel, which is also known as “Kodak Gap” for its sweeping, scenic views.