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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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