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The South Atlantic Swim

Yesterday the majority of those on board take one great leap into the South Atlantic for a swim. No land for 100s of miles, just one gigantic glistening blue swimming pool. There were naturally some hesitations, bearing in mind the various goodies we’ve been pulling up from the ocean as part of the ship’s research; jellyfish. But most could not resist the temptation.

The South Atlantic Swim

Yesterday the majority of those on board take one great leap into the South Atlantic for a swim. No land for 100s of miles, just one gigantic glistening blue swimming pool. There were naturally some hesitations, bearing in mind the various goodies we’ve been pulling up from the ocean as part of the ship’s research; jellyfish. But most could not resist the temptation.

The sea was the perfect temperature bathing the swimmers in its silky cool current. The current was quite strong which was a great benefit to all. Everyone was in need of a little exercise after being penned in for over a week on board. However, I feel it is important to mention at this point that there have been some members of the voyage and permanent crew engaging in pull up competitions- much to the delight and amusement of their fellow crew members.

We now have around 700 nautical miles left until we reach St Helena. Not too far now! And we are all hoping for a second swim stop before we arrive.

Until next time,

Laura

 

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Laura | Trainee

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