POS: 54*01,1 S 037*26,7 W
COG: At anchor Rosita Harbour
SOG: 0.0 kts
WND: NW 5-7 bft
SEA: 0 meter
SWL: 0 meter
Water temp: 3.2
Air temp: 4.5
At anchor with 5 shackles at South Georgia, Rosita Harbour. A big contrast with last night. It is still windy with gusts up to 32 knots, but without the waves and all the rolling.
This morning our first goal was Right whale bay. There the wind in gusts went up to 50 knots. No landing possible unfortunately. But...we met South Georgia at her finest. The sun was out, the colors beautiful. The wind caused white water everywhere which added to the impressive atmosphere. All voyage crew were out on the decks enjoying and taking pictures of the new discovered land.
We sailed the ship to the more sheltered Rosita Harbour in the hope of a bit quieter weather. The wind decreased. Only did the guiding team encounter something else on the shores that made landing impossible. Fur seals, and lots of them! On the ship already we could see that the beach was packed. Once approaching the seals guarded the beach so fiercely that nobody dared to trespass their realm. The risk, or certainty, of being attacked was too high.
Therefore everybody could join the zodiacs to drive along the beaches and still enjoy the beauty.
Tomorrow we'll give it another try to step foot on the island. It's really exploring; always expect the unexpected.