Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Antarctica journal day3 - January 16,2007

We had five porpoise at the dock when we tied up. Great welcoming. We are on Beaver Island and there aren't any beavers here and there never were any beavers here! What's up with that? Jerome's son Leif said there used to be wild pigs - courtesy of whalers who turned them loose to be hunted for food. Luckily, the locals killed and ate them so the ground nesting bird population has not been destroyed here like on other islands like Hawaii.

We are expecting 70 knot winds to keep us here the next two dqys at least. There are guanco (little camel dudes) on a close-by island.

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