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Deception Island – 22 January 2018

We have been more thorough with Deception Island than ever before. Starting with a rather spontaneous opportunity to visit the Argentine Base Decepcion. Station visits are such a thing, sometimes you feel that they are not really motivated to have visitors. The Argentinians were motivated. Very friendly people.

Gallery – Deception Island – 22 January 2018 – Base Decepcion

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Of course, we had to have a look around the old whaling station in Whalers Bay. So we did – slightly compressed, as a bigger ship was entering the bay right behind us, threatening to crowd the place soon with a larger number of people. So we had a look around and steamed off (in the truest sense) to find peace and solitude elsewhere.

Gallery – Deception Island – 22 January 2018 – Whalers Bay

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We found peace and solitude in Pendulum Cove. Nobody was really keen on the classical Deception Island swimming action. We rather walked around and enjoyed the scenery, the wildlfe and the fact that time did not matter for us. Two Weddell seals were hauled out on the beach, with a Skua patrouilling nearby. The remains of the Chilean stration that was destroyed in the 1969-70 eruption was not far away. An interesting meltwater stream was emerging from an ice field in a little valley, and a bit further on, there were some huge blocks of lava rocks. More than enough stuff for a lovely late afternoon stroll.

Gallery – Deception Island – 22 January 2018 – Pendulum Cove

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Now we are anchored again in Stancomb Cove, as yesterday, enjoying a calm night’s sleep around the anchor watches.

PS: Click here for the 360°-panoramas of Deception Island from past years.

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