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Oct 01 - Montevideo and onwards

Sunday 01/10/06

Position at 1200L / 1600 BST: 48 03'S 057 07'W - 220 nm NxE from Stanley
CMG 185 T
SMG 12.2 Kts @2300kW
TAS 12.0 Kts

Wind NNE 2. Barometer 1017.9 mb.
Air Temp 3.5°C. Sea Temp 5.5°C.
Slight sea, low swell.
R & P easily.

Overcast with intermittent thick fog overnight.
ETA Stanley 0800L 02/10/06 alongside FIPASS.

Having spent 23 days at sea some of the crew of the JCR enjoyed a well-earned break in Montevideo, eating huge portions of squid and steak at the Meat Market and visiting the local sights.

Lovely meat
Lovely meat

The statue of Artigas in Plaza Independencia
The statue of Artigas in Plaza Independencia

The Calpean Star
The Calpean Star - (see previous diary)

On wednesday 28th of September Chief Officer Andrew Liddell, a clearly well-liked and highly respected member of the crew left the JCR to pursue a career on-shore, we all wish him the best of luck.

Next time he will be holding an ice-cream
Next time he will be holding an ice-cream

On the same day we were joined by Randall Davis, Kiersten Madden and Bill Hagey, en-route to Bird Island to research the foraging behaviour of seals, and providing us with sparkling company along the way.

Kiersten tests the seal-proof jackets
Kiersten tests the seal-proof jackets

Bill, handsome as ever
Bill, handsome as ever

Randall and friends
Randall and friends

Fortunately the weather has continued to be kind to us as we head towards Stanley, the most Southerly capital city in the world....

Fun at the bar
Fun at the bar