Oct 01 - Montevideo and onwards
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.
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.
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.
Fortunately the weather has continued to be kind to us as we head towards Stanley, the most Southerly capital city in the world....