Oscars all round!
by Myra Johnson
The King Penguins on South Georgia stole the show, but many other Oscars were handed out amongst six other penguin species and the loyal birds, especially the albatrosses providing a guard of honour for our ship. Fur seals made sure we knew whose beach we had landed on whilst Elephant seals mostly stared in wide-eyed amazement. The ever-forgiving Humpbacks and Orcas enchanted us and kept camera-shutter fingers exercised. Accolades must also be handed out to our wonderful Expedition Leader and her dedicated, skilled and knowledgeable team, who ensured that opportunities to enjoy the wildlife onshore were maximised, whilst risk to the humans and disturbance to wildlife were minimised. This talented team not only drove us ashore brilliantly in Zodiacs when the sea was rough, but also filled our days at sea with lectures on just about everything we might want to know about the region and its history. Thanks must also go to our brilliant captain, aided so competently throughout 3600 nautical miles by his crew and also to the catering and housekeeping staff. We left Plancius with heads and hearts full of images and memories from an outstanding and magical trip.
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