Day 11 - Penguin Kisses and Polar Plunge
track: Danco Island & Gerlache Strait
notes by the Oceanwide expedition team from
the Ortelius official logbook
Position: 64°45.0‘S, 062°39.8‘W
Wind: SE 4
Air Temperature: +2
travel log per day by Jurci Travel
'It's 2,5 degrees Celcius outside, and not snowing. So for those who have the urge to swim in Antarctic Waters- today is the day!" as the cheerful expedition leader Lynne announced at 7.15 am.
Well, Jurgen's back issue was a reason for both of us to skip the polar plunge. No way Jurgen could board a zodiac. He insisted i should go, and hug the penguins for both of us. That mission was successful: bringing back a 360 Penguin kiss! Do you want to be kissed by a Penguin? Go and catch You(r)Tube-Penguin Kiss!
What more surprises the penguins for us? Look at the Gentoo Penguins Fun Facts
Highlights of the day
Admiring brave friends taking the Polar Plunge. As we planned to do that together, and Jurgen not being around- I took a pass this time. Not too sure if I would have gone through with it…
Penguins, Penguins, PENGUINS, Penguins – they made me laugh with their wobbly walk, and one would think they should be accustomed to walking on snow and ice. However, quite often – they still manage to slip.
Gentoo Penguin Fun Facts - Clips