Our young explorers dissect squid
Fin Whales are sighted off to port
A Wandering Albatross takes off as we pass close by
A Grey-headed Albatross enjoys the 40 knot winds
Richard Harker shares valuable tips on Antarctic photography
Le Boreal - December 22, 2011
Scotia Sea, on route to South Georgia
Temperature: 46˚F (8˚C)
Wind speed: 25 knots
Cloud cover: variable
For those of us who had woken up early enough to be enjoying the Early bird coffee, tea and pastries served in The Grand Salon, we were able to enjoy the warmth of the sun and slight wind offered so early. Before long the clouds and wind would appear.
Very quickly we have come to realize that a day at sea onboard Le Boreal does not translate into a day of rest and relaxation. Between lectures on Seals by our Marine Biologist Charley Wheatley, the origins of Antarctica by our Geologist Jason Hicks and Photographing Antarctica by our Photo Coach Richard Harker we joined the rest of the Expedition Team on deck enjoying the sea birds following the ship and watching both Fin and Minke Whales as they cruised the Southern Ocean in search of their next meal.
While the adults onboard were enjoying their full day of lectures and whales the Young Explorers with their leaders Kristin Wornson and Rich Pagen were enjoying a full day dissecting squid and creating amazing art prints using fish as templates! Joined by world-renowned nature photographer Alan Root and his two young boys, the Young Explorers had a full day here onboard. Traveling to with his family to Antarctica for the first time Alan spent his time with the young explorers taking photos and filming their activities.
With a day at sea behind us and one ahead we enjoyed dinner and a busy lounge before turning in. It had been a full day.