Update from Expedition Leader Annie Aggens:
The wind and waves picked up overnight and we were rocking and rolling all day. Waves were splashing over the bow and coming as high as the dining room windows. By 4 PM the wind was was sustained at 36 knots and the max gust was 64 knots. Seas 4-5 meters with an occasional 6-7 meter wave. Most people are faring OK. Some of us retreat to our rooms for some time lying flat on our beds.
We expect to reach the Falklands early tomorrow morning and dock on the Northeast side of Steeple Jason Island.
We had a group review of knots which was a good refresher for all and several of us attended lectures about Albatross and also the geology of the Falklands.
The team had a briefing about zodiac tours (we hope to have our first tomorrow at the Falklands) and we were issued our rubber boots so as not to contaminate the natural ecosystem (and keep our feet dry of course).
Regardless of a few unsettled stomachs, we are eating like kings! Stay tuned for more!