Holy moly, we're leaving tonight!

Well, we were standing at the tourist shop, 15 minutes from the penguin
tour, when the word came that the sediment traps had arrived at the boat!
We all rushed back to the ship, disappointed to miss the pinguinos, yet
happy to finally be on our way. All the gear had to be stowed and tied
down before the boat could leave the dock, so we worked frantically.

Brian and Andrew loading gear

It took until 11:30, but we got it done. Now we're tired, dirty and ready for
bed. The weather outlook is good for the next couple of days. Smooth

The wind and waves in the Drake Passage can be substantial. We use large
straps to ensure equipment such as the box corer does not shift during the


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