Antarctica Day 6
Enterprise Island and Portal Point
Our first stop was Enterprise Island and another Zodiac tour.
More ice and seals - but the highlight was the wreck of the whaling ship Guvernøren.
This Norwegian vessel was deliberately run aground in 1915 when it caught fire during a crew party. It remains partly-submerged to this day.
Everyone was rescued, but the ship remains quite a ghostly sight.
Back on our somewhat more comfortable ship, we set sail for Portal Point.
This stretch of water saw us encounter many humpback whales.
And if you watch on a big screen, you should see numerous whale blows and the creatures themselves. I've also included in the video a few closer, real-time shots from my handheld camera.
Portal Point was named because of an accommodating slope that forms a "ramp" to the continent - a good entry point for explorers and researchers (and their equipment).
There are also lots of seals.
Note to Tims: It was here that I took a picture with the Nail and Gear flag.
We departed that evening, heading toward an early arrival at the so-called "iceberg alley" of the Antarctic Sound.