The South Sandwich Islands
Less people have visited the South Sandwich Islands than have climbed to the top of Mount Everest!
Our first encounter with the South Sandwich Islands took place on Friday, December 7, 2007 with a zodiac cruise along
Zavodovski Island. This island is 3 miles in diameter and hosts a colony of 1,000,00 breeding pairs of Chin Strap
penguins, the largest Chin Strap colony in the world. The island is an active volcano. Because the colony is so dense, we
were only permitted to Zodiac around Zavodovski and not land.
In addition to the wildlife, there were spectacular ice bergs grounded around Zavodovski.