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A close encounter with penguins

Another gorgeous day in Antarctica! We had a full on day of activities starting with a two-hour snowshoe hike at Damoy Point.

Stunning vistas included the seven sisters mountain range, Mount William and Mount France.

We had plenty of time to photo’s of the team – including a headstand by our Pilates and yoga guru Taghrid.

The hike ended with some very close encounters with the penguins.

 Some of the team took time out to bring their daily journal up to date and sort through hundreds of amazing pictures!

We had a quick lunch and turnaround time heading out for a jam packed afternoon starting with zodiac cruises , visits to Dougla Point and finally on to the British manned Port Lockroy – Antarctica’s only  post office where several members sent postcards to loved ones around the globe and stocked up on unusual gifts.

Some of the team took the opportunity to go kayaking again  and spent two hours paddling through the icebergs and were lucky enough to see two seals before getting off the  kayaks for a walk on  the sea ice.....  something that only few have done.

Today’s blog is short and sweet as we have a special BBQ to attend on the 3rd  deck with visitors from H.M.S Protector and  Port Lockroy staff . Our time at the BBQ will be limited  as the whole team will be off the ship tonight . 

We will be boarding zodiacs at 8.30pm to head out to our camp site. No tents for this crew as the team continue to challenge themselves in the Polar conditions which will hopefully be offset by this extraordinary experience , the all night light and special polar sleeping bags allowing the us  to sleep al fresco.

Tomorrow we head to the most southerly point of our whole expedition where we will temporarily place three pink ribbons to promote the “ awareness, education & prevention “ messages of breast cancer.