Bob Burton introduces some original Admunsen footage
Young guests entertain themselves in the lounge
Le Boreal Expedition Staff brainstorm in the lounge
Diligent crew members keep us shipshape
Le Boreal - January 02, 2012
Drake Passage, on route to Ushuaia
Temperature: 37.4˚F (3˚C)
Wind speed: 8 knots
Cloud cover: 100%
Precipitation: slight showers
The Drake Passage is known as one of the most notorious bodies of water in the world. It is what prevents so many from coming to experience Antarctica, the fear of having to cross it. With little wind our experience this morning could be called 'The Drake Lake'. Although some wanted to feel the oceans wrath, most were pleased.
Keeping us busy through the day we joined the Expedition Team for several amazing lectures. Photo Coach Richard Harker on photo editing, AEL Marco Favero and Ornithologist Patricia Silva introduced us to the long-line fisheries and their impacts on seabirds of the Southern Ocean. Two by popular demand, Historian Bob Burton and his introduction and narration of Roald Amundsen's film of his journey to the South Pole as well as Captain Marchesseau and his tail of Piracy in the Indian Ocean.
We knew our trip was coming to a close but when the time came to Join Captain Patrick Marchesseau in The Theatre for his Farewell Cocktail Party it started to hit home. We mingled with our travel companions as well as the Expedition Team before Cruise Director Jannie Cloete took the stage. To rounds of applause Jannie introduced some of the crew, cadets and Captain Marchesseau.
Thanking his crew, Expedition Leader Larry Hobbs, Jannie and the rest of their team Captain Marchesseau wished us Bon Apatite.