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Dec 7, 2006 - South Georgia: Gold Harbour & Cooper Bay

Today was our last day in South Georgia. We woke up stunningly early at 3:30 a.m. ship's time for our landing today. An interesting note is that the ship keeps its own time, as it pleases. We have dropped two hours since leaving Ushuaia even though South Georgia is only one hour east of there. We do this to maximize daylight time - since otherwise sunrise would be at 2:45 am or so. As it is, sunset is at about 10 p.m. and sunrise around 4:00 am - so we're getting 18 hours of daylight. We woke up at this ungodly hour so we could get ashore...

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