After a surreal foggy morning zodiac cruise on
Elsehul South Georgia, the weather cleared while we had lunch onboard the Ocean Nova
as it cruised to Salisbury Plains.
This is couple of mile long beach is considered one of the
gems of South Georgia ... and WOW, it was spectacular!!! ;-)
Baby fur seals snarling"playing" - mouseover image for close-up view
A fur seal that had recently died due to reasons unknown - mouseover image for gnarly teeth close-up
Skua nibbles at what is left of a penguin as a seal walks by
Another Skua grabs a bite to eat from the remnants of some sort of animal
Skull (probably a Crabeater Seal) that had been picked clean
King Penguin flippers must not be considered that tasty - picture by Greg Pierce
Mark, Andy, Brando, Conrad, Shackers, and Kate return in the last Zodiac - mouseover image for inside view
Margaret took this picture of the always cheerful Tina as we enjoyed a BBQ on deck
Bronwyn, Shackers, Kate, Alex, Andy, Conrad, Issac, and Art ham it up as the sun sets over Salisbury Plains
James, Paco, Suzanne, Lindsay, George (sneaking a beer!), John, Paul, and Issac stay warm around the BBQ
If not obvious, Salisbury Plains was pretty darn awesome with all the
wildlife, incredible scenery, and great weather - I figured that would end
up being the highlight of the trip. But South Georgia is amazing and
there were more fantastic experiences to come the next two days we
were in the Islands.
The following morning, we visited
Prion island where Wandering Albatross breed.