The ride out to the penguin rookeries was one of excitement, wonder and concern. “were we going to actually see any penguins this late in the summer?” was the question being recycled in our minds. Rumors from veteran crew members established that it was in fact too late and we would see nothing but sand and old feathers. The guide though gave a “guarantee” that we would see penguins, so for a measly $20, what did we have to lose?
We finally reach Gypsy Cove where we told that we were “guaranteed” to see penguins. I prepared my camera (with its new SD memory card which I had to pay 40 British Pounds to get at some small electronics shop in town because I accidentally left mine on the ship), and started on the trail towards the cove. I only had to walk about 5 minutes before I saw them.