Day 18 — Antarctic Sound, Antarctica
This day was much worse as far as the weather was concerned. We didn’t have the chance to actually land on continental Antarctica because of a series of huge icebergs blocking the way.
However, we challenged the sea and the wind and tried, with no few difficulties, to land on smaller islands close-by. Using the Polar Circle Boats in those conditions was quite scary and we were instructed to keep our heads down to avoid strong wind and water splashes as much as we could. In the afternoon we managed to find a way in to Antarctic Sound, the house of icebergs, even if we couldn’t land. We once again found whales there and this time with a great surprise. We were able to watch a female Fin Whale give birth just a few meters away from our ship. In the evening we started moving north towards our last Antarctica stops.