Expedition staff were still out on deck this morning, but by the afternoon, all the outer decks had been closed, so we spent the time indoors with guest on the 10th floor observation lounge watching the waves and reveling in the ones that reached our height. If you get sea sick this is not a great place to be. There has been a lot of talk among the staff about other voyages and how bad they were - but I think our 2009 experience crossing the Drake in the Lyubov Arola was right up there at the top! We had higher waves (8-10-12 m) and a smaller ship. That was decidedly uncomfortable! You could not walk, the ship rolled up to 32 degrees, and staying in your bunk was almost impossible (some of the smaller expedition ships have seat belts for the beds). This is mildly uncomfortable, but not life threatening. Fortunately neither mom or I seem to suffer from sea sickness. I learned another trick today that some of the other expedition staff seem to swear by - and that is to put an earplug in your non dominant ear....they swear it helps!
|We decided to put up the Christmas tree this afternoon!|
|This is the other end of our cabin - note the "electronic" window!|
|John Fonseca and I on duty in the aft lounge.|