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Alba­tross lati­tu­des

04th-5th Febru­a­ry 2015 – It was clear that the nice wea­ther was not going to last fore­ver. We still can’t com­p­lain. We have got sou­ther­ly to sou­thwes­ter­ly winds, so it does not slow us down too much. Time is key. But now we do feel that we are actual­ly on a ship. Some are enthu­si­astic for the wild oce­an and the big waves, others less so.

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If you put on some warm clothes and spend some time out­side – the aft deck on level 4 is deci­ded­ly the best place to watch and pho­to­graph birds, that is whe­re the com­mu­ni­ty meets – you will get a lot. We are back to the Alba­tros lati­tu­des, the furious fif­ties, which are now living up to their good repu­ta­ti­on. Buller’s alba­tros, Wan­de­ring alba­tros, Sou­thern roy­al alba­tros, Camp­bell alba­tros, Light-mant­led soo­ty alba­tros, did I for­get one? And of cour­se, all the pri­ons, the ever-pre­sent Cape petrels, Soft-plu­ma­ged petrel, Mott­led petrel, she­ar­waters … the­re is a lot around. Lucky who gets a sharp pho­to of a pri­on.

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