Today we woke up in Grytviken, which is the site of the first whaling station built in 1904 by Carl Larsen. We started off the morning with a toast to Ernest Shackleton, otherwise known as “The Boss,” and then visited his gravesite. Afterwards, we explored the whaling station, where we learned about the area’s whaling history.
In the afternoon, we moved over to Godthul after dropping off hikers in Cobbler’s Cove. The hikers were keen for a hike to a macaroni penguin colony. The rest of the group enjoyed scenic Zodiac cruises around the bay amidst Antarctic terns, cute elephant seals, and Antarctic fur seals. To cap off the day, brave souls took the Polar Plunge and dove into the cold waters of South Georgia.