It's great to hear from Justin that things are getting more pleasant at sea. They have been through some really rough conditions.
And from the sitrep...
"The view from the bridge is quite magical, with the mast and cargo covered in an expanse of white ice. Some patches of blue sky and sun also make a welcome break from the heavy cloud we have experienced during most of the voyage thus far. With the change in scenery, and the fact we are now south of 60 degrees, there is a sense we are entering another stage of our journey to the Antarctic continent."
POSITION: 60° 36' S, 117° 11' E
DISTANCE IN LAST 24 HOURS: 168.7 nm
AIR TEMPERATURE: 1 deg c
SEA TEMPERATURE: -1.2 deg c
CURRENT SPEED: 11 knots
"Due to the icy conditions, most outside decks are closed for the time being. However, expeditioners are enjoying the view from the bridge, and the binoculars and cameras have begun being used in earnest. Inside the ship, Jim's tours of the Engine Room have resumed after postponement yesterday due to rough weather."
I can't wait to see the photos that he has taken from/on the ship.
You can read the sitreps in full on the Australian Antarctic Division website.