Spirit of Discovery blog
An unusually sunny call at Kirkwall today, with the heavy overcast skies dispersing into patched blue vistas for much of the day. Nonetheless, the elements were determined to keep us on our toes here, giving us winds gusting in excess of 30 knots, necessitating more mooring lines than usual to help keep the ship alongside.
This is the first stop on our way to Greenland, and already the climate has changed since leaving the balmy English summertime in Dover two days ago. The crew continue to prepare for operation at higher latitudes, with targeted drills and training.
Deck Cadet Matthew English & Captain Darin Bowland, MSc
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