After a quick power nap, I had to layer up again for the zodiac cruise around the waters of Brown Bluff in the Antarctic Sound. More than 90% of Antarctica is covered by ice with an average altitude of over 2,000 meters. Antarctica is a super windy place and these winds affect the climate of the entire planet. The weather changes without warning. This morning it wasn’t all that cold when we arrived at Brown Bluff, however by afternoon, the skies were dark and gloomy and the temperature with windchill fell to -10ºC. Brrrr!!!! I am bundled up like a penguin waddling down to the wet room to change into my thermal rubber boots. It is super hard to handle my cameras when wearing my thick insulated gloves. I attempted to take one glove off when taking photos but it is way too cold and the exposed hand immediately becomes stiff and frozen.
After an eventful day in Brown Bluff and the Antarctic Sound, we head west back to the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Stay tuned!
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