Day 13: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Anchored at Port Lockroy near an abandoned U. K. research station, the Endeavour Cruise ship gives her passengers an opportunity to explore on land. Built as an Arctic Trawler, this ship carries about 100 passengers. Ships of that size can get into the shallow coves and carry enough zodiac inflatable boats to ferry the passengers ashore.
The smaller cruise ships are great for exploring the small harbors, but they do not ride so well when making rough crossings, such as the one we experienced across the Drake Passage.
This will be Dr. Bernard Stonehouse's next venue.
When he completes the return trip from Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro on the Ryndam, he will join the Endeavour crew in Ushuaia, Argentina for their next Antarctic voyage. He expects to stay with the Endeavour for about a month.
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We pass on by the Endeavour's anchorage and proceed up the channel.
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