Saturday, 3 November 2012

Settling into ship life

A beautiful calm night and some much needed rest for all on board MV Fram prepared us for a beautiful morning. Out on deck in short sleeves with fantastic clear skies we were treated to numerous bird sightings – Manx and Greater Shearwaters, Black-browed and Yellow-nosed Albatross, Magellanic Penguins, White-chinned Petrel as well as some stowaways – Eared Doves, Couch’s Kingbird, Grassland yellow-Finch and 
inside a dragon fly.

The lecture programme started in earnest with John introducing the natural history of the Falklands and South Georgia, Nacho did a fascinating talk about Evita, Friederike and Bob continued preparations for our visits to the Falkland Islands with talks on the Geography, Geology and the Geopolitics.

We are making good steady progress, only 2 more days until we reach the Falklands, with slightly more motion can be felt in the ship as a result of freshening winds.