In the morning birdwatching from the after deck became the norm and we were joined by giant petrels,white chinned petrels ,cape petrels,and the first wandering albatross,a wondrous beast with a wingspan of up to 3.6m or 12 ft in old money.
ROYAL ALBATROSS-probably a four year old southern.?
GREY HEADED ALBATROSS
After two days at sea the South Shetland Islands were a welcome sight and the appropriately named SMITHS ISLAND was splendid in the early evening sunshine,tomorrow its penguins and ice berghs all the way.