27. This morning we entered the Neumeyer Channel and anchored near
Damoy Point on the western tip of Weinke Island.The
weather was spectacular - sunny and in the 30's - and so was the
colony of about 6000 Gentoo penguins were nesting on rocky sites
and making their way down the snowy slopes.
hiked through soft snow to an old British research station. It was
fully stocked but is only used now in emergencies. Some of us(Fred)
hiked up the nearby snow -covered hill and then slid back down.
exploring the area on land, we got into kayaks and paddled among
the icebergs and along the shoreline.We saw penguins swimming in
the water and a leopard seal basking on the snow. It was so nice
to have a sunny day.
For more photos of Damoy Point, go to Damoy
Point Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited,
go to Neko Harbor.
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