Curveville & Neko (Page Thirteen)
Off to a 400 acre island and a bay formed by an ancient volcano.
Did You Know - Cuverville Island or Île de Cavelier de Cuverville is a dark, rocky island lying in Errera Channel between Arctowski Peninsula and the northern part of Rongé Island, off the west coast of Graham Land in Antarctica. Cuverville Island was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899) under Adrien de Gerlache, who named it for J.M.A. Cavelier de Cuverville (1834–1912), a vice admiral of the French Navy.
Approaching Cuverville with rain
Nice and warm inside
The weather might clear up
We have a visitor
A scientific research ship from Asia
We were happy the ships hull was so strong as we plowed through the ice
The hand drawn map was kept up to date as we inched forward
Did You Know? - Errera Channel (64°42′S 62°36′WCoordinates: 64°42′S 62°36′W) is a channel between Rongé Island and the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–1899, under Adrien de Gerlache, who named this feature for Leo Errera, a professor at the University of Brussels and a member of the Belgica Commission.
Did You Know? - Neko Harbor is an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay, situated on the west coast of Graham Land. Neko Harbour was discovered by Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache during the early 20th century.
Must move the ice out of the way for the landing craft
Visiting the penguins again... They thrive in this weather?
Tough ol' birds!
The scenary was dramatic
They can walk uphill on the ice!
Our ship had to stay a fair distance away from the landing point
The flags provided a path for the adventure and would help
should the weather turn bad - Which can happen rapidly
The only warm spot for hundreds of miles around!
The rocks provided isolated spots to perch themselves
The baby glaciers could calve at any moment
Did You Know? - Neko Harbour is named after a whaling ship, but this is one place the whales have taken over again.
Neko Harbor is an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay, situated on the west coast of Graham Land.
Neko Harbour was discovered by Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache during the early 20th century. It was named for a Scottish whaling boat, the Neko, which operated in the area between 1911 and 1924.
"We made it"
The "penguin roads" were made by the
movement of birds between locations
"It's cold out here"
It's "Curious George" visiting the landing site
9:00 AM... What are we doing?
Nice the makeshift handrails for getting into and out of the boats
Time to go back to the ship and get warm again!