Some nice weather has arrived, with blue skies and no waves. This allows us to a new island called Dream. It was beautiful and we hiked around for about eight miles over hills full of loose rocks and heavy snow. This area is where the chinstrap penguins nest and they are as cute as can be. Some penguin colonies consist both adelie and chinstrap nesting together. Chinstrap aren’t as ice dependent as adelies and are therefore moving into adelie territory as adelie numbers decline. As comes with the nice weather… whales! We basically see humpbacks regularly from the boat. Some are more curious than others and will actually approach boats. There has also been an insane amount of crabeater seals. We saw a group of about 150 traveling together in the water. Very cool. Anyway, eight days until I begin the journey home.