Sunday, February 27, 2011

63 degrees south

16:30 GMT, 27 February, 62�00.0 S 055�09.7 W

Twice we have been thwarted in our attempts to go south of 63� S.
During the first leg we were heading towards some tentatively
scheduled sampling stations in the Wedell Sea (and hopefully the
opportunity to set foot on the mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula)
when the rudders were damaged and we had to head to Maxwell Bay for
Again on this leg we were on our way to the Wedell Sea when the wind
took out our main radar as we were hiding behind Clarence Island. As a
result the captain has decided not to venture further south than 63
degrees to avoid sailing around icebergs in the dark.

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