This morning I slept in until 10.30am, the sea was so calm and quiet, and when I looked out my porthole it was snowing! It was very foggy all day and I didn’t see one iceberg. My friend Caroline, who is travelling south to assess the state of all the old asbestos buildings, saw a huge black fin. It was probably a killer whale playing on the bow wave of the ship. After lunch I rugged up and went outside and the ship looked very eerie with snow on it’s decks. The seas got rockier this afternoon and sent the poor seasick ones to their cabins. This evening four of us were nearing the end of a very close scrabble game ( the board covered with glad wrap to stop the pieces sliding ) when a huge swell sent the board sliding off the table onto the floor. It was a bit sad for Jamie, who was poised to win.
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.