Sorry for falling off the diary for a couple of days. By the time Frances ( my cabin mate ) and I had finished fuel duty at midnight on Monday the wind was blowing too hard for the zodiac ( rubber boat ) to take us back to the ship, so we had to sleep ashore ( I found a bed in the hospital ). It turned into a blizzard which lasted all day Tuesday and most of yesterday, and I finally got back to the ship last night. I have to sleep now but I promise I will write a HUGE email as soon as I wake up, telling you all about it, zzzzzzzzzzzzzz,
Ít doesn’t really feel as though I’m on my way to Antarctica. It feels more like I am on a floating health farm, fabulous food, great gym, no stresses or worries. It has been foggy all day today with calm seas but even so I am very careful about going on deck. It’s such a big ocean that I can’t help imagining how terrible it would be to fall overboard. I watched shearwaters ( mutton birds ) flying around the ship yesterday.