Antarctica Adventure - 2002

Frank Wild, the second in command scouted around the island until he found a more hospitable beach seven miles away which he named Point Wild. Even this beach is treacherous, only a little above sea level and very small, with a little penguin rookery taking up most of its width. The beach is backed up by an enormous, brooding black cliff, and flanked by a sizeable glacier. They loaded us into the Zodiacs for a cruise around Point Wild since there was no question of our trying to land on such a small place it hardly accommodated the Endurance’s 28 men, much less our groups of 60. Our captain performed what we were told was an amazing feat of piloting and got the Hanseatic close in; apparently, no anchorages are charted for this place, so he was using his own unique charts and knowledge.


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