Landing on the Antarctic continent
An excerpt from the expedition cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica 2015.
Despite of the strong winds we struggled out in the cold, windy weather and finally put the foot on the continent. Some of us hiked up a nearby peak to admire the view. The place we visited was the Almirante Brown Station belonging to Argentina. The station is located in Paradise Bay, a beautiful place. Around the buildings there were lots of Gentoo penguins, all at full speed when we got there! Tomorrow we head north towards the South Shetland Islands.
600 miles south of Cape Horn we find the world’s most isolated and remote wilderness – Antarctica. The grand and beautiful Antarctic landscape leaves its visitors in awe. The continent and surrounding islands are home to millions of penguins, seals and whales. Worth mentioning is the subantarctic island of South Georgia, a haven for anyone interested in wildlife and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth.