...and his girl left behind. Justin Chambers is going to Antarctica as a chef, and leaving behind all that is normal, for a whole year. Together, but apart, we will document our experiences (well, he'll give me the info verbally and I will turn that in to a blog post!!) as we live in two quite different worlds for those 12 months.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Getting comfortable

POSITION:  51° 20' S, 124° 2' E

Distance covered last 24 hours:  193.2 nautical miles

Air temperature:  3 deg c

Sea temperature:  6.5 deg c

Speed:  9 knots

This is actually from yesterdays Sit Rep as there were problems with email yesterday and lot of people lost them so am thinking it is also why this didn't make it on to the AAD website by the time I went to bed last night. 

More expeditioners are being spotted around the ship, visiting the library and playing cards in the mess as they are feeling more comfortable at sea.  They have entered the 'Furious Fifties' though which is making things difficult and keeping them at the lower speed of 9 knots.  Westerly swells of 5m, seas 6m.

Activities including show and tells (there are more technical terms being that they are scientists doing the showing and telling), a talk about the Auroral Lights, a 'first iceberg sighting' sweepstake and the planning for an upcoming quiz night all starting to take place on board. 

There are no photos available from the ship at this point as the email limit to and from is a mere 10k whilst they are at sea.  There will be a lot of photo catch up happening once they reach dry land but in the meantime, for the first time, I have borrowed one of the Auroral lights from Davis base,  from the AAD photo library.  Enjoy.

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