One of my biggest travel dreams came true today. I set foot on Antarctica.
One of my biggest travel dreams came true today. I set foot on Antarctica. We anchored near Barrientos Island, one of the Aitcho Islands. Everywhere around the ship, I saw penguins jumping out of the
water. I couldn’t contain my elation. I was like a child brimming with excitement. When the dinghies took us ashore and I came face to face with Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, I took hundreds of photos and
videos. I wanted to capture every second of the experience.
In one video, a Chinstrap penguin gets up close and personal. I’ve taken a lot of selfies during my travels but this is the first with a penguin and the first on Antarctica.
The crew on the ship keep telling us that each day gets better than the one before but I find it so difficult to believe. How could it get better than today? What beauty awaits tomorrow? We set sail again at 4 am so I guess I’ll find out soon.