Campbell Island: Perseverance Harbor

After several days at sea (a very rough voyage – see post 39), we finally arrived to the Campbell Island, a subantarctic uninhabited island belonging to the New Zealand’s “outlying territories”. Campbell Island was discovered in 1810 by a sealing vessel. The island is mountainous and is almost cut in half by the deep Perseverance Harbor, a deep fjord that is a perfect place to hide from stormy seas. We ship-cruised into it in a dense fog and rain with albatrosses flying everywhere – four species of albatrosses nest on the island, including the Campbell albatross which is not found anywhere else. The rocky shores looked desolate and hostile, as we cruised deeper into the fjord, preparing for a closer look with zodiacs.