Half Moon Island – Polar Plunge time

Before our lovely swim, we get to view more wildlife, including a Macaroni penguin named Elvis. Elvis has turned up every year to find no mates, a solitary figure in amongst chinstraps.

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 looking forward to our swim

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 on the nest

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 getting closer to swim time

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 not a penguin

Wildlife watching over, now back to the beach for our swim. Bismarck, one of the crew, kindly filled his Zodiac with ice which he then heaved into the swim areas. Heated towels are to be provided for us at the end of our Polar Plunge, sea temperature is -1C Caroline was actually pushing blocks of ice away during her swim.

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Prelena, usually the photographer, now the subject!

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 the lovely Meaghan with her Charity Auction victory towel

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Theo, british youth being adventurous

Just to prove we did it....

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