Today we woke up to a moody and beautiful day on board National Geographic Resolution here in Karukinka Natural Park. This place is literally paradise. Upon driving through the fjord, we were greeted on the beach by a plethora of wildlife and stunning beauty. Andean condors flew overhead, and elephant seals were hauled out. We observed kelp and upland geese and a lone king penguin. Tears of joy were visible. Visiting this spot is truly one of the most incredible experiences that exists on this planet.
To top it off, and after taking countless photos of the wildlife, we set out on an incredible hike through brush and a dense forest to a stunning waterfall. This was a truly wonderful experience. People stood beneath the waterfall and took incredible photos underneath it. It is thousands of feet tall. Words can’t describe the joy that was felt all around.
Today was a truly remarkable day! It is tough to put into words how incredible this place is!
Back on the ship, the winds picked up, and black-browed albatrosses took flight and started circling. They are so majestic. As we sailed into more protected waters, we had a presentation by naturalist Andreas about glaciers and another by naturalist and expedition diver David Huang about ocean acidification.
It was a wonderful day on National Geographic Resolution, and we are looking forward to tomorrow.