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Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part II (Falkland Island Penguins)



My Antarctic and Patagonia Adventure on the Seabourn Quest continued with two days at sea before arriving at the Falkland Islands.  During this period there was a combination of preparation, lectures and leisure time...and concern over whether we would be able to tender in the Falklands.

King Penguins - Volunteer Point, Falkland IslandsShortly after our departure from Montevideo, Uruguay there was a Meet the Expedition Team event where each of the very diverse and talented team members introduce themselves.  the diversity of expertise is impressive ranging from birds to whales to glaciers to history and more. There are some that I have traveled with before and some that are new to me.  But to appreciate the experience that you will be guided by, when I mentioned that I read "Lost Antarctica" by James McClintock one of the expedition team members said, "Oh, I've known Jim for years, spending time with him mostly at Palmer Station."   
The following day you see many of the team out and about.  One the aft deck outside the Seabourn Square and the Observation Lounge are encouraged for wildlife sightings.  I saw a pod of fin whales and then sea lions (who were lounging on their backs with the fins out of the water to cool down) as well as albatross and petrels in less than an hour.  The staff has been warm, friendly and informative.

King PenguinsThere also was a Parka Exchange where you can change the Seabourn parka ...
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