the afternoon of February 3rd, we landed inside beautiful Ocean
Harbour, named for the whaling ship OCEAN that operated
here in 1909. It was the site of a shore based whaling operation
and we could see relcis from that time period,
including a magnificent three-masted bark called the BAYARD
which was blown off its mooring and grounded here in 1911.
hiked up into the hills, over boggy moss and tussock grass, to a
There were huge groups of elephant seals laying in heaps in the
muddy wallows. They looked up with curiosity as we passed by.
Once at the waterfall, we crossed the stream and hiked along side
it to the remains of the old whaling station. Here there were more
elephant seals and lots of fur seals spread out in the grassy plain
around the ruin and along the shoreline.
more photos of Ocean Harbour, go to Ocean
Harbour Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited,
go to Godthul Bay.
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