Some of our passengers started the landing WAY ahead of time: they actually slept at today’s landing site, at Neko Harbour! We had reached Ankvord Bay the night before and set up a camp on the Antarctic mainland, facing the imposing ice walls of the glaciers. The night was so bright, and our passengers so excited, that we only slept a little bit. Early in the morning, before returning to Fram and its creature comforts, we hiked to a lookout point to take in the magnificent view over both the glacier and the bay.
On our way back, we took the quickest and most enjoyable way back: sliding down the slope!
In the afternoon, we visited Base Brown, an Argentine station located in the aptly called Paradise Bay – and what a paradisiacal view we enjoyed from the hilltop behind the station… And yes, we had a second chance to slide downhill, which we all enjoyed. All in all, it was a fabulous day in Antarctica!