In the morning we went to the deserted British research base HorseShoe. Funny name, no horses or shoes to be found. Nor penguins, as at the briefing about the expedition, Lynn prepared us: ‘no penguins to be expected here’.
Landing on the island, we were welcomed by Lynn and a surprise Penguin welcome committee. No Penguins? Well, we surely are not gonna file a complaint about the extra welcome surprise committee: Adélie Penguins!!!
Why not? Pourquoui-Pas, the motto of the French explorer Charcot, who pushed to discover the south part of Antarctica. Sometimes a ’ Why Not’ is clear: Like sailing through a pass almost fully frozen over with sea-ice. Still, our great captain and wonderful expedition leader Lynn ingeniously put together a plan B; exploring further south.. How far south?
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