First Day at Sea



We've spent our first day at sea on the Ocean Diamond cruising down the Beagle Channel,
in the extreme south of South America.


Our ship-Ocean Diamond



There is very limited Wi-Fi available on board,but we'll try to blog when possible.



The weather is good, blue sky and sunshine with a following wind which means we are
making good time and not rolling around too much - just a gentle drunken stagger
whenever we try to walk anywhere on board ship!

The conditions are superb for watching the birds following the ship. So far we have
enjoyed Wandering,Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel,
White-chinned Petrel, Southern Fulmar, Cape Petrel,Blue Petrel, as well as
Antarctic Prion and Wilson's Storm-Petrel.


Cape Petrel-photo by Tropical Birding




Southern Fulmar-photo by Tropical Birding



Wonderful birds today just from the ship. If we manage any more Wi-Fi access we will
try to post more news. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings !


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