OH MAN! After a day of waiting, our ship came in all the way from the Artic right at sunset (a relative term, as sunset lasts about six hours down here..) in a full blaze of glory. It is roughly 300′ and has a nice blue hull with a white upper level – a beauty. The winds were cranking, the swells are suppose to be in the 40′ range and the winds are piping up to 50 knots in the Drake. Pssssssycched! This is going to be a lot of fun.
The half day delay seems like a lot, but it reminded me of a trip to the interior where we waited in a continued state of readiness for five days, so it really wasn’t too bad at all and doesn’t do much to affect our overall trip.