Monday, 23 February 2009

Drake Passage

As we woke up, we had already passed the South Shetland Islands and we were heading out into the Drake Passage. Large flocks of Cape petrels followed the ship throughout the whole day, interspersed with some Giant petrels and every now and then, a majestic Wandering albatross soared by.
We were busy with bridge visits, where Captain Hansen showed us all all the important technical equipment there is for navigation and well-being of the nautical officers (coffee machine!). In the afternoon our lecturing program continued with diverse talks covering the history of Antarctic exploration, sea-ice and glaciers, fish and whales.

The picture of the day was taken by Daman Ranby.