Subantarctic Campbell Island Stopover

5 February, 2017

Feb 4th –We woke up to a balmy 8º and 28 knot winds which had the ship rocking in the Furious Fifties. The seabirds increased in number as we continued to approach Campbell Island. It was a great day to be on the bridge to watch the albatross glide around the ship and among the waves. We anchored in Perseverance Harbour late that night as the sun went down.

Feb 5th – Despite the strong 25 knot winds, we were up early and ready to explore Campbell Island. Everyone was eager to get off the boat and have an active day. We had a group of long walkers who did a 12k trek around the ridgelines, to get a view of the entire island. Other groups explored the old farmstead site and visited the loneliest tree in the world. In the afternoon groups made the walk up the Col Lyal boardwalk and enjoyed the altitudinal transect of flora as they climbed the 200 meters to the top of the ridge to spend the afternoon and early evening among the Southern Royal Albatross.

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