The Red Penguins

A bit north of the Antarctic circle, the red penguins trek across Galindez Island in search of Wordie Hut. Who are the red penguins? Affectionately named for their red color, in stark contrast to the landscape, they're easily spotted from a distance. Like their black and white waddling pals, they tend to travel in groups.

While the 'red penguins' was a bit of a running joke throughout my time in Antarctica by the ship's crew, it nonetheless was perfectly fitting. Sure, it's probably not the first time, nor the second or third they used that joke, but it sticks with you and its memorable. Just like the joy of trekking across the Antarctic landscape, not knowing what you'll see next. A sense of adventure and exploration to crave after engraving unforgettable memories into your body and soul.