Then, still in the Falklands, we visited Carcass Island and the Magellanic penguins who are rather shy.
Salisbury Plain, south Georgia, with the King penguins and some seals - those are the things that look like rocks!
And even more King penguins at Right Whale Bay, south Georgia on Christmas day. In the last photo there's a fur seal too.
I'm still in Right Whale Bay here, but with Gentoo penguins and a friendly fur seal.
These are my cabin mates. The big one took up a lot of room, and Father Christmas seemed to think that just because it was Christmas he should get first choice of the beds, but the rest of us told him to behave, and he was much better after that.
Some elephant seals in Gold Harbor, South Georgia. These guys could really do with some breath freshening mints. I don't think they've ever seen a tube of toothpaste. Or beak paste in my case.
I was amazed at just how many King penguins there were around, but this lot were pretty friendly. Almost too friendly.
Finally - Macaroni penguins, the same species as me!. It was great to see the family again. That's my sister sliding along on her tummy.
Chin-strap penguins at Argentine Base "Orcadas", Laurie Island, the South Orkney Islands.
These two are Adelie penguins (same location as above) who gave me a lovely tour of the island. Very picturesque.
This is the British Refuge Hut on Cuverville Island, the Antarctic Peninsula. Dave and I are re-creating the famous Scott photo in the second one. Here's the original photo.
Sometimes, when I got a bit cabin-feverish, I'd go off on my own for a walk. This spot on Cuverville Island was one of my favourite quiet spots.
Port Lockrow, the Antarctic Peninsula where I bumped into some Gentoo penguins.
New Year antics - my diving into a glass of wine went down particularly well. My friend is Steve - I think if he hadn't encouraged me I would not have drunk so much.
Here I am with our boat in the background in Nico Harbor.