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Overnight the clocks o board the James Clark Ross were advanced one hour,  to GMT.  This is the responsibility of the 2nd Officer.  Whilst the actual event takes place at 02:00,  it is not until his watch is finished at 04:00 and he is carrying out his rounds of the ship (checking that everything is in good order) that he also has to adjust numerous clocks in the public spaces.

There has a been a slight change to the planned work and instead of a brief visit to Tristan da Cunha on Friday morning,  the ship is now headed for the first science site,  in the vicinity of a sea mount to the north east of Gough Island.  Once on site the swath bathymetry system will be used to map the sea mount and then once this is completed work sites will then be selected.

The weather today has been rather nice.  A stiff breeze but ideal for the Deck team to make a start on some outside maintenance and the scientists to complete the final preparations for the work about to start.

Sadly I have not been out and about with my camera today and so nothing to share.  However,  please do check out the Twitter posts below,  one with a short video clip by the scientists on board.

On Wednesday evening there were two talks on Tristan da Cunha,  both of which were excellent and I am looking forward to visiting what looks to be a beautiful island at the end of this leg of the cruise.

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Mike Gloistein
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