Thursday Oct 30

6pm : We just arrived at Zavodovski, the northernmost island of the eleven South Sandwich Islands.
After passing Stench Point, we are now anchored  in a less windy bay between Fume Point and Reek Point, at the foot of Mt. Asphyxia, an almost continuously active volcano (we can smell the sulfur in the air even though it is very windy).
Tonight we are expecting 50 knots winds and a big swell, so we will probably move anchorage in the middle of the night to find a more suitable place.
Even though James Cook called these islands “the most horrible Coast in the World”, it is home to two million chinstrap penguins! We hope to see some of them tomorrow – weather permitting.





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