While one group visited Port Lockroy, the other one went ashore
at nearby Jougla Point, a rocky outcrop at the northwest end of
Weinke Island. There used to be an old land based whaling station
there and numerous whale bones litter the shore. Some
of the naturalists have reconstructed the skeleton of a Blue Whale
from the various whale bones laying around. Our expedition leader,
Tom Ritchie, used the opportunity to give us an interesting anatomy
lesson on whales.
shags and gentoo penguins were seen nesting together in the mud.
We watched as the shag parents returned to their nest, greeted each
other and fed their chick.
For more photos of Jougla Point, go to Jougla
Point Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited,
go to Whaler's Bay, Deception
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