Dinner in Punta Arenas
For the first time in 6 weeks, I don’t get to start my journal with a speed, course, and location heading. My luggage and I arrived safely back in San Francisco this morning after leaving on Saturday…
Engine room tour
Speed 12.4 knots Course 226° Location Straits of Magellan (-53.07429833, -70.698715) Sorry for my absence the last couple days. The ship turned into a ghost town as we crossed the Drake Passage…
Ikaite in sediment
Speed 12.3 knots Course 321° Location Bransfield Strait (-62.27022167, -56.72387333) Depth 1193 meters Although we didn’t make a lot of progress through the ice yesterday, we finally made it out…
Current cruise map
Speed 0.8 knots Course 240° Location Bransfield Strait (-62.56427333, -55.98799167) Depth 253 meters Yesterday we finished all scientific operations and we began our journey north back towards…
Ice on top of the lander
Speed 4.4 knots Course 53° Location Larsen Channel (-63.10372167, -56.00671833) Depth 403 meters At the beginning of the trip, we were supposed to pick up a whale bone lander but the ice and wind…
Foosball
Speed 0.7 knots Course 142° Location Erebus and Terror Gulf (-63.901375, -56.48565667) Depth 423 meters In case you missed my PolarConnect event, you can watch it at http://www.polartrec.com/polar-…
Pack ice
Speed 6.3 knots Course 189° Location Erebus and Terror Gulf (-63.89313167, -56.49907333) Depth 433 meters Thanks to everyone who joined us for the PolarConnect event. For those of you who weren't…
Sea pigs
Speed 0.5 knots Course 10° Location Larsen A (-64.61341833, -58.43913333) Depth 579 meters Today we've started headed back north along the Antarctic Peninsula. This morning, I got up at 5:30am to…
Halloween costume
Speed 1.4 knots Course 299° Location Larsen A (-64.72496, -59.16520667) Depth 507 meters Any of my students could tell you that my favorite animal is an octopus. I spend one day a year giving a…
Iceberg and the NBP
Speed 0.1 knots Course 229° Location Inner Larsen A (-64.70645167, -59.595165) Depth 603 meters I've been reading the first book in the Game of Thrones series while I've been on the NBP and one of…