And of course because of the short cruise with the Zodiac we had to put a life jacket on. We were lucky and it was not so cold (ca. 0 degrees centigrade) however it was raining and we had problems with our cameras.
When we landed at Portal Point the guides already delimited for us the area where we could walk. This is very important as there are no ways so far.
The guides showed us the “penguins motorways” used by the penguins to walk to the water and to come back to their nests. The penguins have absolute priority on these “motorways” and if a penguin comes along a human has to stop and wait until the penguin passed.
We went up the hill to get an overview of the island and its surroundings. The view from the top was magnificent with the far off snow covered mountains framed by the low clouds. We found a big Gentoo colony full of chicks and a few Skuas patrolling the area to steal some chicks from their parents.
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