is dome-shaped and one of the few places in Antarctica with growths
of lichen and moss. This was the only day on our entire expedition
that we had sun instead of snow. The surrounding glaciers glistened
and everything seemed brighter and fresher (except for the thick
guano on the ground). The 5000 breeding pairs of penguins were exceptionally
friendly here, lots of noise and friendly arguing amongst the chicks.
There was a leopard seal patrolling the water so few moms went after
food for their chicks. This would be our last island before heading