20th December: Weddel Sea

2005

Night and day the GPS screens in the bar are slowly counting up the degrees of Latitude as we get further south. Incongruously, though it was ‘sunbathing’ weather on deck today. Hung-over from the night before, bodies lay on the sun-warmed steel. I found a spot on the Monkey deck, at the top of the ship, and tucked out of the wind behind the Conning Tower (albeit in hat and gloves) I basked in the fierce UV sun and read Gulliver’s Travels.