I can tell that we are in sheltered waters this morning. The ship isn’t rolling much and so I’m up and out of bed with the wake-up call. We’re very near Argentinian land. Everyone greets me at breakfast and tells me what I’ve missed: lectures, a fundraiser (not as good as Cheesemans’ from I was told (the trip participants weren’t asked to donate items to the fundraiser and that’s a big part of the “fun” in fundraising), but they raised a lot of money for Tom Hart’s penguin research group, so that’s fabulous), some seabirds (though I did watch out my porthole during my cabin days and see albatross and petrels flank the ship).
After breakfast, we entered the Beagle Channel. The Andes have formed it and it is stunningly beautiful as we’re surrounded by mountains and forests and water. I’m hoping to see some Magellanic penguins — would be great to check another penguin species off my list, though also not so great because I would love the excuse to come back down here. There is also the possibility of spotting dolphins here.
Photos: scenery within the Beagle Channel