Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
These airplane wing like construction on both port and starboard side, makes crossings of open sea stretches like the Drake Passage a lot more comfortable for all our passengers.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
When we woke up this morning we had a nice +20 C outside and at noon it reached +25 C. Not bad considering the +3 C we had when we left Ushuaia 4 days ago!! Unfortunately we had no time to enjoy it as we were all busy fixing, washing, cleaning, counting etc etc....
In the afternoon we entered the mouth of Rio de la Plata and started sailing up river towards Montevideo in Uruguay. (Some of the crew tried to convince Captain Rune to go slightly left towards Argentina and Buenos Aires instead but did not succeed.)
We arrived Zona de Servicio - as planned - right before 6pm and at 7pm the bunker vessel was alongside. Shortly after 10pm - after taking 300 cbm of MGO - we were ready to sail down the river again and to start our 15 days crossing of the Atlantic. Hopefully King Neptune will give us smooth sea and nice weather!
Friday, 6 March 2009
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
It is allways sad to leave this end of the world. The sweet sound (and smell) of penguins, the whales, the light, everything that is so special and unique down here but at the same time we all look forward to return to the other end of the world; to the artic summer in Greenland all the friends we have made up there during the past two years.
Right now we are just waiting for the captains "Let go all lines" and we will head north for new exciting adventures. Stay tuned!
Monday, 2 March 2009
In the evening, we landed at the Polish Research Base 'Arctowski'. Here we saw again all three species of penguins, the Chinstrap-, Gentoo- and Adelie penguins. Additionally, many Fur seals populated the beaches, and even some Elephant seals were hauled out! Arctowski was our last landing of the season in Antarctica. As we left, we took on board three Polish scientists who will accompany us to our final port of call in Ushuaia. We are pleased to close our season in giving a hand to those who conduct scientific research in the Antarctic!