Cape Royd’s the friendly Cape.

Looking out over Mc Murdo Sound. The Adelie Penguin colony is just in front of the hut at Derrick Point and Flagstaff Point.

Looking out over Mc Murdo Sound. The Adelie Penguin colony is just in front of the hut at Derrick Point and Flagstaff Point.

With the camp set up and Nichy brewing up it was time to take in the panorama of the famous Cape Royd’s. Wow! Complete contrast to Cape Even’s which was quiet beyond belief. Here at Cape Royds I’m looking out to the deep blue water of Mc Murdo Sound. Unlike Cape Even’s the sea ice is breaking out.

Looking out over Mc Murdo Sound towards the Trans Antarctic Moutains

Looking out over Mc Murdo Sound towards the Trans Antarctic Mountains.

The Adelie Penguin colony is situated just in front of the hut so we had the pleasure of listening to the chitter chatter of thousands of Adelie Penguins. So there is a lot going on here at Cape Royd’s. It feels good really good. Is this how Shackleton felt, I reckon so. Im looking down at the hut some 400 meters away. By now I’m chomping at the bit to get down there. However Nichy is preparing lunch first. Yes indeed some food first as I know this is going to be a long day and night. I can’t wait!

 

Looking back towards Mt Erebus.

Looking back towards Mt Erebus.