Iceberg Cruise

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This week at Casey: 4 February 2011

On Sunday, three boats launched from Casey wharf headed for the Browning Peninsula. The weather was bright and sunny. However, on leaving the wharf area the wind picked up and the outlook for the Browning wasn't looking so good. 

The boats circumnavigated Pidgeon Island and then tracked via the Robertson Channel into protected waters after agreeing to head back to Casey.

All was not lost. We had the good fortune to see a Leopard seal resting on the ice, we think we saw an Elephant seal which was swimming around the boats but was somewhat elusive, and we stopped off at Shirley Island for lunch and enjoyed the antics of the Adelie Penguins and their chicks.

After lunch we proceeded up to Whitney Point, stopping to view the icebergs, and then back via Newcomb Bay to see the waterfalls and then home.

Many thanks to the boating Crews who work hard to give Expeditioners such great days out.

Narelle and passengers in boat
Boat on the Water
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Leopard Seal
Leopard Seal
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Group of penguins
A 'waddle' of Penguins
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Penguin and Chick
Adelie Parent and Chick
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Tim N on Shirley Island
Tim gives the thumbs up for lunch on Shirley Island
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Two penguins Shirley Island
Saying Goodbye
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Ice Cliff
Ice Cliff Newcomb Bay
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
Waterfall
Waterfall at Newcomb Bay
(Photo: Tom Luttrell)
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