Petermann Island...penguins marching up hill
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Vernadsky to Petermann Island
Position 65Ëš07â€™8.S 063Ëš57â€™4.W drifting Girard bay
Wonderful blue sky with great visibility
We arrive at Peterman Island, named after the German cartographer Petermann. Blue-Eyed Shags Gentoo and AdÃ©lie Penguins breed here. Itâ€™s the northermost distribution of these AdÃ©lie Penguins
A cross memorises 3 young fellows who left the hut for Faraday station but never arrived. After a little hike we have a splendid view across the bay.
For the evening we explore a new bay where Europa has never been
Unfortunately where the anchor shown on the chart its more than 90 meters deep the only solution is drifting around which works perfectly the engines only have to be used once to move away from the coast
Rensje and Anna have prepared a wonderful Barbeque dinner Chris, Mike and Daan operate the grill.
Ice looks lighter than it is but with many hands we manage to get the frozen sculpture (about a third the size we had in mind) on board.During dinner we are witness of a spectacular sunset lighting up mountains surrounding the bay in many different colours.