Sunday, February 1, 2009

first full day out

First full day on the ship. They tell us the Drake passage has been kind to us-- only 5-6 meter seas, (yes, meters), although now it's picking up and there are less and less of us in the dining room for meals, but Wendy and I are still doing fine.

Today's sightings are petrals and albatross. Big birds! And it's still just incredibly gorgeous to stand on the stern with the wind howling in your face and the "small" waves crashing!

Tomorrow late afternoon, we should be at the Shetland Islands--calmer water and our first big ice!

As usual, there's no telling when we'll get internet access again, but I'll get back to this when I can.

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