Charlie and Suzana conduct a parka exchange next to Reception
We learn about seabirds from Dr. Patricia Silva de Favero
Fine weather brings many guests and staff on deck to enjoy the sunshine
A Fin Whale is spotted near the ship
Le Boreal - December 20, 2011
At sea, on route to Stanley, Falkland Islands
Temperature: 64˚F (18˚C)
Wind Speed: 8 knots
Cloud cover: 10%
Rocking gently through the night Le Boreal steamed towards the Falkland Islands as we enjoyed our first night of rest onboard. As we awoke this morning high, overcast skies and the gentlest rocking greeted us as we made our way onto the outer decks before our breakfast.
We had been told a day at sea was not to be mistaken for a day of rest. True to their word, the Expedition team had a full day planned for us. Between parka and boot exchanges, plus the normal meals of the day we were presented with the most informative and passionate lectures by Patricia Silva on 'Seabirds of the Southern Ocean', Richard Harker on 'Photography in Antarctica – what to expect' and by the entire Expedition team 'An introduction to the Falkland Islands'. The passion and knowledge passed along was nothing less than infectious.
After such a busy schedule there was not a chance for rest before it was time to join Captain Patrick Marchesseau for his Welcome Cocktail party and dinner in La Licorne. With the professionalism and humor of seasoned veteran, Captain Marchesseau introduced his senior officers before wishing us 'Bon Appetite'. We could not have imagine a more splendid way to finish our first day onboard Le Boreal.