As we paddled beside icebergs surrounded by calving glaciers on the icy blue waters of Paradise bay in Antarctica, I thought to myself, how will I ever top this day?

We had spent the morning paddling through thick brash ice to make our way out to the calm waters of Neko Harbour. It was thrilling and exhilarating and by far our best day of paddling yet on our Quark Expeditions tour to Antarctica. We then visited more gentoo and chinstrap penguins on shore before heading back to the ship for one of the most exciting yet ridiculous moments of our life.

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