Photographer's Note

I chose to focus on the Gentoo Penguin Chicks in the foreground. In the background is our ship in Hope Bay. I also took a picture with M/V Corinthian in focus the foreground blurred out.

I can now check off visiting all seven continents from my bucket list since this was our first visit on the Antarctica continent!

We visited Argentine Base Esperanza located in Trinity Peninsula. It is a inhabited year round by Argentine families. This base was founded in 1953 and holds the distinction of the birth of Emilio Palma on 7 January 1978. Emilio was the first person to be born in Antarctica.

We saw the historic stone hut where Andersson, Duse and Grunden from the 1903 Nordenskjold Swedish expedition lived. We also visited a small museum, chapel and the school house.

Wildlife seen: Adélie Penguins, Gentoo Penguins and Snowy Sheathbill. On our Zodiac ride back to the ship we saw a Leopard Seal.

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