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17 October 2000
It is two weeks now since our departure from Tasmania and no ice to be seen - not even in our drinks! "When are we going to get there" is building to a crescendo around the ship.
Ah, but we did see some ice this afternoon.
Gordon conspired with a couple of colleagues and pulled a prank on the officer of the watch – dangling a big bag of ice by rope from the Monkey Island down outside the Bridge windows - our first Iceberg sighting!!!! Gordon had alerted some people with cameras including the National Geographic team – so the event was captured on film much to everyone’s amusement!!
of the Darts Doubles Championships was held tonight with some impressive
playing including triple bullseyes!! Gordon had another of his candlelight
suppers with friends - does this mean anything to anyone out there?
The talk this afternoon was a presentation by Producer Birgit on ‘Critter Cam’ - animal borne imaging and data logging. We viewed a film of the world as seen by a seal - whew - a fast moving rollercoaster ride!! See the special report "Critter Cam".
I had a recording session with the NGS people this afternoon and will
finish it tomorrow. In today’s session we talked about the Geobears
project and the collaboration Gordon is having with Betty in the USA.
It’s so exciting we might have a few seconds in the NGS production
which will come out of this trip. The production is about Leopard Seals
- their behaviours particularly underwater but the whole story includes
the trip down and various events which occurred during it.
Must go for now as we need our sleep. Lots happening - we have more time with the cameras in the morning followed by a meeting about helicopter operations. Quiz night tomorrow. Preparations for arrival of King Neptune are also being brewed but my furry lips are sealed - more when it all happens.
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