Day 19 — Deception Island and Half Moon Island, Antarctica
In the morning we landed on the volcanic Deception Island and we hiked until lunch time. The bravest ones among us also briefly swam in the cold water of the bay. In the afternoon, we moved to Half Moon Island where we had our last land. Many Chinstrap penguins and a Macaroni one were there waiting for us. Other species of penguins we had the pleasure to encounter during the two weeks at sea other than the already mentioned King, Chinstrap, and Macaroni- were the Adelie and Gentoo penguins.
Day 20–21 — Drake Passage
We spent our last two days of cruise heading north back to Ushuaia while ‘enjoying’ the not-so-calm waters of the Drake Passage. We started rationalising what we just experienced and that we had been in places almost completely unknown to humans.