Upon walking farther, my companions and I encountered some nice rock formations and landscapes.
|Beautiful landscape and rock formations|
|Land mines! Be careful.|
|A cuddly and flightless bird.|
We saw penguins inside the burrows and just like a child, we were so excited to take some pictures. One penguin finally came out and I stealthily followed it towards the shore. It walked like a baby who is trying to steady his gait. It stood erect and ran to the beach with its wings flapping at its sides, definitely like the ones you see in the movies. I ran towards the penguin when it swam to the sea and disappeared. I didn’t realized that I was already in the beach and I was already in the restricted part of the bay. The sand was pure white, white as sugar and fine as sugar, it was magnificent! God really made wondrous things.
|An adult Magellanic penguin stands 2 feet tall.|
The island also boasts of another wildlife, the seals! They look so lazy, maybe in real life they really are.
|The lazy-looking seals.|
Time really flies when you are having fun. My companions already told me that it is time to go back. We walked one hour and 30 minutes to our mini hotel but it seemed like two hours to me. I had fun, the penguins were great. In my life, I thought, I would only see them in the movies but there I was, face to face with the waddling flightless birds.
|The start of a long walk to our mini-hotel. The British, the Canadian and the French.|
I wrote this blog aboard Cathay Pacific Airlines, which was a 13-14 hours flight from London to Hong Kong. The airline offered excellent white wine. If there is a term for “drunk dialing” then this is considered to be “drunk blogging”. I hope you have enjoyed my words which was half inspired by alcohol!
Photo credits: Some of the photos were taken by our Chief Engineer, Pal Eikrem, with his Nikon camera and the rest were taken by the author using a mobile camera, Lenovo S920. You should be able to see the difference. LOL!