Dusky Dolphins Lead the Way

17 December, 2018

Image: (c) T Kraakman

It appears our run of good weather has come to an end in the Subantarctics with Mother Nature having other ideas for this morning's Zodiac cruise of The Snares. The 'Roaring Forties' were living up to their name and when winds reached 30 knots and climbing, it was decided to instead cruise the archipelago's ragged coastline from the safety of Spirit of Enderby.

A reminder that flexibility is key when it comes to expedition cruising, the Southern Ocean's wild weather did not deter the wildlife as Snares Crested Penguins, Sooty Shearwaters, and numerous Petrel and Albatross were all spotted while voyagers up in the Bridge enjoyed watching displays Dusky Dolphins diving through the waves ahead of our bow as we sailed towards Stewart Island and calmer weather.

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