Antarctica - January-February 2006              Paradise Harbor
Paradise Harbor, our next stop, was first surveyed by a Belgian Antarctic Expedition in 1897-1899. Then in 1921-1922 two scientists studying penguins lived here on a waterboat, and Waterboat Point is how it is still known. It is now a Chilean Station, and here we saw the only buildings anywhere in Antarctica–and yes, they had a tiny souvenir shop. Gentoo penguins nest here in great numbers also. Seals are found on surrounding rocks and icebergs and whales still swim in the surrounding waters.
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Gentoo Penquins Paradise Harbor, Antarctica