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At Sea

It was a relaxing day onboard the ship as we continued to make our way further south towards the Antarctic Peninsula. We enjoyed an excellent presentation from Patricia Silva about all the penguin species we hope to see. The seas had calmed down and after Patricia’s talk there was the chance for a bit of deck time with all of the naturalists to see some of the majestic seabirds swirling around the ship.

Just before lunch Charlie Wheatly and Stephanie Martin told us about the various seals and whales we might see during our trip. After another delicious meal, it was a quiet afternoon with a chance to catch up on emails or a favorite book. Bob Rutford told us all about the ice and glaciers that are part of the reason why the Antarctic is such a special continent. In the late afternoon, Expedition Leader Larry Hobbs gave us a briefing about the guidelines for behavior during of visit to the Antarctic.

Before dinner, we were introduced to the concept of the ‘Recap’. We gathered in the bar with pre-prandial drinks and then moved to the lounge to hear the staff discuss what we have seen and done that day. It is exciting to think about what adventures tomorrow might bring!


Captain John Moulds gives us an update on the weather

Our first snowfall is cause for celebration and photographs

At teatime, we are treated to a tour of the Minerva's galley

In the afternoon, about 8 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross escort us on our way south.

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