The Meandering Matriarch’s Excellent Adventure<br />My Expedition Cruise to New Zealand and the Sub-Antarctic on the Orion...
A Wet Landing on Macquarie Island<br />
The Elephant Seals Aren’t Bothered<br />
But the Penguins Are Curious<br />
And some are confused<br />
The Welcoming Committee Turns Out to Greet Us<br />
They seem eager to show us around<br />
The King Penguins disagree about who’s in charge<br />
So a Gentoo goes to get help<br />
The Royal Penguins are busy<br />
Some have other things on their minds<br />
But someone finally takes things seriously<br />
A parade is organized<br />The King Penguins do themselves proud<br />
Approval from the Royals<br />“Well done, lads”<br />
Following the parade, we had time to mingle with the locals<br />
We were clearly more interested in them than they were in us.<br />
They seem to get along with each other well enough.  At least on land…<br />
The elephant seals had their own version of a parade<br />
The juvenile males spent their time play-fighting;  training for when they grow up. <br />
As if the beauty of the place, and the locals on the beach weren’t enough, we were directed to a boardwalk up to a royal p...
And, oh, my! What a sight!<br />
Tens of thousands of royal penguins and their chicks<br />
How cute are these little guys!<br />
Royal Penguins just seem to have more fun.  Are they doing the Happy Dance?<br />
But, alas, our ship is waiting…<br />
And it’s time to say ‘goodbye’ to Macquarie Island<br />“I thought they’d never leave”<br />
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The meandering matriarch’s excellent adventure

  1. 1. The Meandering Matriarch’s Excellent Adventure<br />My Expedition Cruise to New Zealand and the Sub-Antarctic on the Orion<br />
  2. 2. A Wet Landing on Macquarie Island<br />
  3. 3. The Elephant Seals Aren’t Bothered<br />
  4. 4. But the Penguins Are Curious<br />
  5. 5. And some are confused<br />
  6. 6. The Welcoming Committee Turns Out to Greet Us<br />
  7. 7. They seem eager to show us around<br />
  8. 8. The King Penguins disagree about who’s in charge<br />
  9. 9. So a Gentoo goes to get help<br />
  10. 10. The Royal Penguins are busy<br />
  11. 11. Some have other things on their minds<br />
  12. 12. But someone finally takes things seriously<br />
  13. 13. A parade is organized<br />The King Penguins do themselves proud<br />
  14. 14. Approval from the Royals<br />“Well done, lads”<br />
  15. 15. Following the parade, we had time to mingle with the locals<br />
  16. 16. We were clearly more interested in them than they were in us.<br />
  17. 17. They seem to get along with each other well enough. At least on land…<br />
  18. 18. The elephant seals had their own version of a parade<br />
  19. 19. The juvenile males spent their time play-fighting; training for when they grow up. <br />
  20. 20. As if the beauty of the place, and the locals on the beach weren’t enough, we were directed to a boardwalk up to a royal penguin rookery.<br />
  21. 21. And, oh, my! What a sight!<br />
  22. 22. Tens of thousands of royal penguins and their chicks<br />
  23. 23. How cute are these little guys!<br />
  24. 24. Royal Penguins just seem to have more fun. Are they doing the Happy Dance?<br />
  25. 25. But, alas, our ship is waiting…<br />
  26. 26. And it’s time to say ‘goodbye’ to Macquarie Island<br />“I thought they’d never leave”<br />

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