Trinity Island is part of the Palmer Archipelago. It’s an important breeding area for shags, but we went there to see Gentoo penguins. First we had to negotiate a wet landing amongst the ice. Then there was a little hill to be climbed. Not the one in the background. Gentoo penguins, like almost all other ones, build a nest which must be free of ice and water. For this, they need pebbles, and acquiring pebbles is an endless undertaking. Both males and females sit on the nest, but females have the dirty back from mating. I have never seen penguins spitting before, but maybe someone annoyed someone else by stealing their pebble. Above all this mayhem, Kelp gulls keep a watchful eye for food opportunities. It was yet another excellent landing.