Category: Voyage 1

Flight tomorrow?

Today was heli fly off for essential Davis personnel, so those like myself not involved spent most of today bunkered in with the bridge and external decks closed. So a rather uneventful day for myself and no opportunity to get...

/ 14 November 2017

Land, ho!

Today has been an absolute stunning day of cruising between the ‘bergs, followed by a glorious sunset just before midnight. It’s been a beautiful orangey-yellow twilight since, and with sunrise less than 4 hours away from sun down, it just...

/ 13 November 2017

Almost there

We’re through most of the first year pack ice at this point. Yesterday we had to crunch through some pack where the ship will go through as much of a crack lead as it can, get stuck, reverse, then full...

/ 13 November 2017

Into the pack ice

Today was quite eventful as we’ve now reached the pack ice. I woke up this morning to the sound of “doonk”, “doonk” – little bergy bits hitting the ship’s hull. We had another safety drill this morning and by now...

/ 11 November 2017

More bergy bits

We’re due to reach the pack ice floe later tomorrow, but we’re increasingly sighting more and more icebergs and bergy bits. No sea ice forming yet, just things that have broken off from further south and has floated up here....

/ 10 November 2017

First iceberg

Looks like we’re heading in the right direction.

/ 10 November 2017


Today is the first day seeing snow outside, so I’m pretty sure we’re heading the ship in the right direction. Big, fluffy flat flakes like you see in the movies drifting around in the air. It’s really pretty to look...

/ 9 November 2017

My first aurora!

I was reading in the library tonight when someone came past: “Hey – there’s an aurora going off above the ship!” I race up the stairs to the bridge. There’s cloud around the horizon, but sure enough out the front...

/ 7 November 2017

Week 2 of Voyage 1

Training has been going well over the last few days. We’ve been learning orienteering with a map and compass, tying knots for Search and Rescue (SAR) and to tie down vehicles, reviewing survival kit contents (including putting up a tent...

/ 7 November 2017