We are blogging from our vessels, providing you with first hand accounts of our voyages. The blogging began with the Maiden Voyage to the North Pole of the world's largest icebreaker 50 Years of Victory.
Many people stayed up very late last night, either celebrating our visits to Amery Ice Shelf, Amanda bay and Davis Station, or they were just reluctant to let go of the ice and this beautiful part of Antarctica.
I awoke to a rolling ship, we were in open water with a noticeable swell and a very stong wind. But by the time the wake-up call was made we were sailing through patches of ice, and past tabular icebergs.
Brunch on the bow seemed like a good idea, when Jonas announced it last evening. But when I went to the bow to inspect the condition of things this morning, the wind was vicious and the snow was falling horizontally.
I woke up early this morning, around 3AM. The light and ice were just magnificent. The sky was reflected in the small patches of open water and the sun's ray lit up the small ice floes and turned them into shades of gold.