The World’s Antarctica Journey: Whaler’s Bay

Deception Island was probably first sighted and explored by sealers around 1820. The name stems from the very narrow entrance to the huge flooded inner caldera – the entrance is small enough to easily be missed by a passing vessel out in the Bransfield Strait.

After passing through Neptune’s Bellows we anchored in Whaler’s Bay and spent the afternoon exploring this otherworldly landscape.

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The ruins of the whaling station that operated here from 1911-31 attracted much interest, as did the handful of Chinstrap penguins strolling along the strand.

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Many of us hiked up to Neptune’s Window for a leg-stretch and were rewarded with great views of icebergs out in Bransfield Strait. Tonight we sail south into Gerlache Strait.

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Posted by Expedition Leader
January 12, 2016