The site is very pretty with lots of great views of glaciers all around as well as a nice hill to climb and a sliding slope! No sprained ankles this time around!
|This is the Argentinian base "Brown". The top of the hill is 100 m above the base.
I was on the high point with a great view of the surrounding glaciers. There was one that kept having small failures through the morning. It then had a bit larger avalanche, I raised my camera for a closer look when it failed! Spectacular.
In the afternoon we headed south to the Lemaire Channel. It still had a lot of ice, but we made it through to the other end - 65 degrees 7 minutes would be our farthest point south. The channel is 200 m wide with cliffs close to 900 m on either side, glaciers and we saw several minke whales close to the ship.
|View along the channel.
|Stranded icebergs in a side channel.
|Cape Renard towers over 800 m tall.
We sailed out of the channel through the Neumayer in the evening as everyone began the New Year's Eve festivity. See the next blog for what Maria and I did!