It is on Day 5, 01Dec14, that we encounter our first sea ice.  And then soon after that, our first seals and penguins.

FIrst Seal

The first seal we saw (Photo: J. Mabie)

Somewhere around 62 degrees south latitude.


A flock of penguins flapping away from the Araon (Photo: J Mabie)

The ice is light and at this time, and the penguins are fun to watch.

The internet on the ship can be intermittent. Amazing that it works at all