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The Drake Passage

Monday, 1 January 2018


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The ship was very quiet this morning, seas calm and not many people around. No line-up for breakfast and very few in the lounge for Part 5 of the BBC Documentary. Scott's talk about the 'Race to the Pole' was better attended and those who were not there missed the most enthralling talk of the expedition. Scott contrasted the two competing parties and their approach to the venture. One party arrived first and returned intact the others all fell victim to the environment and some poor choices.

After lunch the movie was 'Happy Feet' made all the more enjoyable as we were more able to identify the characters. Perfect show for the location. To fill in the balance of the afternoon we had our knowledge of whales enhanced thanks to an excellent talk by John. He concentrated on the two species we'd encountered being the Humpback and the Orcas

The debrief time-slot provided an opportunity for Shayne to present an amazing slide-show of images contributed by the passengers. Dinner marked to end of the day for us as we sailed across the Drake Passage in weather conditions rarely experienced. It was like sailing on a vast lake.

Tomorrow is the last full day of the voyage.

Stay healthy and safe.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 20:24 Archived in Antarctica

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