Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More South Georgia and penguins

My parents said they spent about two days around South Georgia. Just in case you think it was all glamorous, Mommy wanted to tell you that all those penguins POOP just as much (if not more) than pugs do (although I find that hard to believe). She said you can smell the guano (the scientific work for "poop") on the deck of the ship, from miles away. And then the naturalists have to scrub the soles of your boots for you before you re-board the ship; otherwise all that guano in the ship would be pretty awful.
My parents said it was pretty cool that the penguins and seals were all walking around without any fear of humans. The naturalists made sure the humans stayed at least 15 feet away from the animals; but the penguins could walk right up to you if they wanted to (some actually did!).


Sunrise on South Georgia island. Note the glacier in the background.





Ernest Shackleton's grave. I don't know who he is, but Daddy says he was a famous explorer.




Grytviken, an old whaling station






Lots of flies in this picture . . . JUST KIDDING! All those white and black spots are King penguins. Mommy said there were over 100,000 pairs of penguins at that landing site. Gee wiz! That's alot of birds . . .





There seems to be something interesting over there . . .




This little guy is a Chinstrap penguin




This is an elephant seal saying "cheese"


Daddy was trying to creep up on the penguins (the penguins actually waddled right up to him)

But wait, you ask yourselves, "where are the pictures of Frances Louise!" Don't despair, my adoring fans; these vacation pics are almost finished. There will be a photo of yours truly very soon . . .



7 comments:

Clover said...

Frances!
Looks like your parents had a great time - I LOVE their pictures! Mom does too.
Glad you had fun with your boxer friend too!
Love Clover xo

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

What a gorgeous place!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Frances!

Wow! Look at all of the penguins! Can you imagine if there were families of pugs that big in the wild! Oh the fun we would have! It would be a stampede of silly pugs rushing us for hugs, kisses and FOOD! That is so cool! Great pictures!
m & e

Nevis said...

Oh, I love the picture of your father with the penguins. Yikes! How many people have pictures of themsevlves with penguins with NO FENCE between them...?! So cool!

rpm said...

Your pictures are amazing...I'm so glad you are sharing these because that is an amazing trip that no many of us will ever experience. The pinguins are so cute! come by and see my giveaway!!

Christine & Giggs said...

So who's the awesome photographer?

Frances Louise said...

My Mommy took all these pictures. She said the animals and gorgeous scenery made it all very easy!