Coming from Elephant Island, the original plan was to cruise the Antarctic Sound
all the way to the Argentine Esperanza Base, a permanently
inhabited civilian settlement on Antarctica.
But heavy ice conditions forced the captain to turn around early. So although we did
not see the birthplace of Emilio Marcos Palma
, we had more than our fair share of icebergs. They don't call it Ice Berg Alley for
The weather was cold, the wind was freezing, force 7 to 8 but we enjoyed this parade of icebergs on Feb 25 2008.
a strong wind is blowing when we enter the Sound
soon we see the first icebergs
and they are pretty big
through the morning haze a glimpse of the mainland
it's getting dangerous, we turn around, no Esperanza Base today
looks like this one has a bowbulb