Packing and Penguins
But, you know what they say about all work and no play...
Yesterday morning me managed a quick trip to see how the chicks are doing.
Bright and glorious!
It was well warm. So warm we recorded a new high of the season, a mighty +0.4C!
Look at that open water!
Don't worry, we're not bringing the ships in here, they'll be docking at a penguin-free creek further east.
Ceaselss, erm, Sunshine!
Almost fully grown
Adult feathers coming through
The chicks were starting to loose their fluffy, infant coats, gaining new waterproof adult feathers underneath. It's vitally important they get their tux's on before all the ice breaks up, as their fluffy coats aren't waterproof.
Super bright - even with a filter on the lens!
Penguins and ice cave
Ice Cave Again
The ice cave looked appealing, but we didn't dare go near as the intense sunshine was melting cornices, causing them to collapse. This snow's hard as ice.
As we turned to leave the sky clouded over, looking very atmospheric. Not a bad way to spend a morning.
If you're killing time in the office, click here to see penguins from egg onwards.