|Keeping cool at the watering hole|
|The creche is for penguins only|
|"Does my bum look big in this?"|
|The creche is within the white stones.|
As well as the "stars", the King penguins, there are several hundred (at least) breeding Gentoo and Magellanic penguins.
|Out of the mist...|
|Kings in the mist|
|Shanty. 10 miles from the nearest road...|
|Volunteer Beach. 2 miles long. No deckchairs. No people.....|
|Photobombed. Well, it is a sheep farm.....|
|Perfecting Nordic Walking technique|
|Wall to wall penguins...|
|In case you get lost....|
|Parents with the Incredible Sulk|
|To youngsters, we might be adults bringing food......|
|With so many penguins, predators are never far away.|
|He might be wondering what kind of penguin we are!|
|Peregrine, going fast.....|
|Sea cliffs, home to the peregrines.|
|Same cliff, with raptor atop....|
|See that log in the middle of the beach.....?|
|Not a log, but a Leopard Seal. Magellanic penguins consider their options.|
|Dreaming of penguins....|
|A good bit of track.|
All too soon, we were being driven the miles over the rough Camp tracks back to our car at the end of the road. It took about 2 and a half hours to do the 45 mile journey.
A peregrine falcon could have flown from Volunteer Point to Stanley in 6 (yes, six) minutes!
Thanks to Derek and Trudi for their warm hospitality, stunning photos and driving ability; to my wife for organising such a fabulous trip, and to Denise, whom we met there and shared some experiences with - a pleasure to meet you.
How can I follow that? :-)