At sea, en route to South Georgia
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 25 Nov 2019

At sea, en route to South Georgia

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Antarctica

After two pretty incredible days in the Falkland Islands we have spent all of today cruising out in the Scotia Sea heading to South Georgia. Our night sailing was a little bumpy although not bad by any means. We were pleasantly surprised to find that by mid morning the sea had calmed down so that onboard we had no more than a gentle rocking of the ship – it doesn’t get much calmer out here.

A later breakfast was followed by a talk by Shaylyn Potter, one of the onboard divers, who discussed the often-overlooked world of plankton. David followed shortly after by some tips for more technical photography. Karen then spoke about the Albatross we’d seen buzzing around the ship all day and Ella finished the presentations of the day with a talk on the sad tale of whaling in the Southern Ocean. This evening has been a really beautiful sunset and the giant petrels, wandering albatross and Cape Petrels have been beautifully silhouetted against the sky.

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