We crossed the Drake and headed further south into the Antarctic peninsula coast line, a 760 mile long and mountain spined finger of the continent.Upon entering Gerlache straight, the spectacular waterway that lies between the mainland and a long series of barrier islands separated by wide channels leading to the open ocean. Gerlache straight, named after a Belgian explorer(c 1898) is regarded as the most evocatively beautiful of all peninsula waterway and certainly the most photographed. After a snowy start we reach Orne harbor (Coordinates: 64°37′S 62°32′W is a cove 1 nautical mile wide, indenting the west coast of Graham Land west of Mount Fourcade, and 2 nautical miles southwest of Cape Anna). to scale a 1200 ft mountain to reach a Chinstrap penguin colony and to climb smaller peaks . The view and the location shown in this album is simply one of the best seen during my trip.
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