Last updated: Monday 20th  November 2017      

The RRS James Clark Ross has now departed Stanley,  Falkland Islands,  for the short passage around to East Cove to take on bunkers on Tuesday.

Today has seen the completion of the loading of cargo and this morning the first of our new set of passengers arrived.  Early evening the final passengers arrived following the long flight south from the UK.

The James Clark Ross alongside at FIPASS in Stanley Harbour.  This picture was taken on Saturday whilst the weather was still good.  Since our arrival the wind has been blowing hard and we have had rain,  sleet,  snow and hail to contend with.

Prior to the arrival of the science team,  the equipment for their work has been moved from the hold and put into the labs and out on deck for use and deployment.

One of the many varying views looking down Stanley Harbour today.

Looking over the Aft Deck this afternoon with drummed fuel and skips now loaded for Rothera Base.

Upon completion of the loading of bunkers on Tuesday the JCR will then head south for the start of the science work.  More information on this in the coming days.

Previous updates from the current trip.

Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com