Antarctic Photos 4 – Enterprise Island & Cuverville

Mina2 in the Caribbean - Where's The Ice Gone?
Tim Barker
Mon 30 Jan 2012 14:10

Antarctic Photos 4 – Enterprise Island & Cuverville


Enterprise Island was our first stop on the peninsula after the 100 mile crossing of the Bransfield Strait from the South Shetland Islands. In the bay of Enterprise is the rusting remains of an old whaling supply ship the Gobernador, against which we tied up. Also there was Happy Taurus II, a superyacht on which a friend of Ewan, Hamish Laird was the Ice Pilot.




Mina2 alongside the Gobernador





A view from the masthead





Ewan and Venetia return in the kayak





Richard stops for a rest





Ewan dies of cold swimming in the icy water in an abandonment suit


Our next anchorage was off Cuverville Island that has the largest rookery of Gentoo penguins on the peninsula




Mina2 tied in and being threatened by ice.




Peter shoving some of it out of the way with the dinghy





Venetia with the penguins