Posted by: Genevieve | October 9, 2012
Hike to Bonaparte Peninsula
In the spirit of 1000 words = picture.
I take a lot of pictures of this area, because every day, every minute, it looks new and amazing to me.
Hiking up the glacier behind station, on snowshoes, headed to Bonaparte Point.
Wee tiny Palmer recedes in the background as we tramp our way higher and higher on the glacier.
Looking down on Bonaparte from up high on the Marr Ice Piedmont Glacier.
There are lichens and mosses and grasses just waiting to burst out into summer colours once the snow melts. I am stunned by these glimpses of colour and life. The Antarctic peninsula is a different warmer part of the continent indeed.
The sky over the stones of the Bonaparte. So incredibly dramatic. So dumbfoundingly beautiful. So many photos taken.
Look at how clear that water is, doesn’t it just look like you could step right from the snow into the waters of Bermuda? Not so. Cold. But tempting if I could get out.
Bonaparte moss. Imagine how amazing that will look soon enough.
There were moments on Bonaparte Peninsula, reached by climbing over the Marr Ice Piedmont Glacier, when I felt distinctly like I was approaching Peggy’s Point (Peggy’s Cove, NS) lighthouse in the fog.
Mt William from Bonaparte.
Surf action on Bonaparte.
Heading home up over the glacier.