The captain had hoped we could use the Zodiacs to go ashore on Petermann Island, but the ice conditions prevented it. The captain turned the Hanseatic around at 65+ degrees south (our furthest position south) and we sailed back through the Lemaire Channel. Ronnie and I both agreed that we thought that sailing in the severe ice conditions was as exciting as whatever we missed on Petermann Island.
As we cruised along the Lemaire Channel on the way north, we passed another expedition ship, the Endeavor. While sailing towards Paradise Bay, the hotel organized a barbecue on the back of the Columbus Deck. We thought it was a little cold to eat outside, but many of our fellow travlers did not. It was still delicious, with beef, chicken, and shrimp on the grill. We all enjoyed the passing rugged scenery and even saw another cruise ship, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage Nordnorge. It was a busy morning!