- January-February 2006 Cuverville Island
Our first zodiac experience was not a landing but a little cruise around Cuverville Island, where we dodged icebergs and had our first sighting of penguins. Over 10,000 gentoo penguins are known to inhabit the island, along with a few other varieties. Large hunting birds also nest on the island and hunt around the penguin colony. Seals were resting on some of the icebergs we passed. The water was as smooth as glass, and we were warm in our parkas and thermals.