A day at sea

Tuesday 18th February
This morning we had progressed to 57S. We sighted 2 wandering albatross and are on the lookout for whales. As we write the sun makes the ocean silver and there is nothing in any direction but water! The day has been filled by informative talks preparing us for our Antarctic landfall and safety procedures for the use of the inflatable crafts that will take us ashore, hopefully in the next couple of days. By the end of the day we have reached 59S and the humidity is beginning to fall. The swell is reducing and it seems like we are fast approaching the Antarctic Convergence where the shallower waters of the Southern Ocean (which encircles Antarctica) and the Atlantic Ocean meet. This mixing of the waters fills the ocean with krill and therefore the opportunity arrives to see more sea birds and whales.



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