Having sailed the Drake to the South Shetland Islands through English Channel, never seeing land for the clouds, turning South along snow-covered Greenwich Island, we came to Yankee Harbor, where seals, giant petrels, and gentoo penguins greet you on the beach. A few chinstrap penguins stood off to one side, looking like sentries. I stopped on a rocky outcropping while my shipmates walked on for a more intimate encounter with the seaward end of a glacier. I sat down on a boulder and discovered I had the delightful company of a gentoo penguin with his own rock. This is his story to trumpet.