|Sea Lion on Sea Lion Island|
In the afternoon, Jenny drove us around the island to show us where the various wildlife could be found. Our first stop was at the top of the cliffs where we could look down onto the sea lions. At first you think you can just see the rocks, and then one of the rocks moves and you realise it is a sea lion after all. Once your get the eyes accustomed, you can spot them all. And you can easily hear the males' loud roars. You just have to be a bit careful not to get too close to the edge as the winds are pretty gusty and it's a long way down.
|Sea Lion roaring|
|King and Imperial Cormorants|
With the number of birds flying around, we regarded ourselves very lucky not to have been pooed on by the time we left.
|Rockhopper chick feeding|
|Porpoising Gentoo Penguins|
Back towards the lodge, we stopped off at the beach to watch the adult gentoo penguins coming back from the sea. From being little black and white specks, bobbing around out at sea, you could gradually see them a they got closer, porpoising in and out of the waves.
|Gentoo penguins coming to shore|
|Magellanic penguin and chick in burrow|
We made it through without stepping on a penguin, or getting attacked by the skuas that also had nests around and are quite vicious if you get too close to them, and got back to the lodge for tea and cake.