Much like my wander on Christmas Eve, I took an hours break from obsessively scheduled cooking to get some air and sunlight in the nearby Slottskogen Park. Winter sun is a tricky thing, it can be very bright, but its so low in the sky that you get long shadows or it is easily hidden behind low hills or high buildings, plunging your photos into the gloom.
An early start landed us on Neko Harbour, discovered by Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache, and named for a Scotting whaling boat, the Harbour is the site of a Gentoo penguin colony and a viewpoint over the waters.
Fish Islands are a group of small islands lying in the northern part of the entrance to Holtedahl Bay. They are home to breeding colonies of Adelie penguins as well as Imperial Shags. The Fish Islands.
Another Antarctic island discovered by Jean-Baptiste Charcot of the French Antarctic Expedition (1908-1910), Pourquoi Pas was named for Charcot's ship in the 1930s by the British Graham Land Expedition who first charted the island.
The Lemaire Channel is one of the top tourist destinations in Antarctica, comparatively protected the waters are often still, though its location means it is equally often impassable due to the icebergs that accumulate in the Passage and remain for weeks or months due to the calm waters and narrow width.
Slottskogen is a large park in Gothenburg, and it is often the venue for a number of social events.