Prior to this run to South Georgia, a large piece of the ice shelf had
sheared away from Antarctica and was estimated to be the size of Wales. We
passed a section that had broken away from it. It was easily seen on the radar
and was around eleven and a half miles long.
Looming out of the morning gloom, the ice looked more like a land mass. It
appeared really huge, but was only a small section of the original. There
were smaller icebergs, like the one on the right. At one point there were over two
hundred images on the radar.
We have land in sight and one of the familiar landmarks was
the Fortuna Glacier. There is an alteration in course with the Fortuna Glacier disappearing
The voyage down is almost over as we see the South Georgia
coastline in all it's beauty as we bear down on the Cumberland Bays.
In the distance there is a pod of Killer Whales the dominant male is easily
spotted having an extremely large dorsal fin. There were around eighteen animals