Thursday, 21 January 2010

Drake Shake

We were gloating about an easy Drake Passage too early yesterday, because a big storm got us in the middle of the night. Our sleep was quite disturbed by the huge waves and high winds with which our ship was battling. The morning on board was not comfortable at all. Almost all the lectures had to be cancelled and some of the crew and passenger felt like they had never been this sick before.

Luckily the sea calmed down in the afternoon, so that our routine was going back to normal and we enjoyed fresh waffles and a lot of leisurely reading apart from the newly resumed lecture program. Late afternoon brought us into South American waters. Here in the shelter of the continent the water is very calm so that everybody can enjoy their last evening on board our MV Fram, it is going to be easy cruising towards Ushuaia; by now the shake which we received on the Drake seems nothing but a bad dream.