When we awoke on February 11, we learned that we were having hurricane
force winds again. But it finally died down enough for us to make
a landing at the Settlement Harbour on New Island. The whole island
has been turned into a nature reserve by the previous owners.
We walked across to the windward side of the island in order to
view colonies of rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatrosses and
Imperial (King) shags.
again it was interesting to see how these different species nested
together. The King shags look similar to the Antarctic or Blue-eyed
shags we had seen in Antarctica only a little larger. They were
as interested in us as we were in them, strutting all around us
and poking at our pant legs.
more photos of New Island, go to New
Island Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited,
go to New Island - North
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