After having seen penguins on The Falkland Islands we were probably over optimistic in our expectations. The trip on the ferry was long - 2 hours and the sea far from calm. The atmosphere in the passenger area was not comfortable. It was packed and a number were not that well. I spent the whole trip standing at the back of the ferry in the fresh air.
The Island was wind lashed and no vegetation existed. The penguins knew what to do - they dug burrows in the hills on the island. They were the smaller Magellanic Penguins and there were plenty of them. We spent about 2 hours on the Island and visited the lighthouse. We then spent a very rough trip back to Punta Arenas. Many were not well and it took a lot longer than two hours to get back. So overall an average experience.
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