Landing on Neko alongside Paradise Bay was such sweet poetry for me. First discovered in the early 20th century by the Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache, it was named after a Scottish whaling boat the Neko, which operated in the area between 1911 and 1924. This other worldly destination was one of the highlights of my last voyage.
I understand it to be the most visited tourist destination on the continent - no wonder - since it has it all: sparkling views of enormous icebergs seen after climbing up high above, a rocky coast line of rocks scattered with ice, and a glacier providing thunderous noise of the icebergs crashing against one another as they intermittently calve.
Two years ago i climbed to a vintage point and looked down below. This time I decided to stay along the shore and focus more on the icebergs and the glacier.
As I walked along the shore and looked back i spied a camera set up high facing the glacier. As assumed, I later found out from our SOI Director, Geoff Green, that was indeed James Balog's (of Chasing Ice fame) time-lapse camera.