Back at Waterfront (Cape Town)

We spent the morning packing and ended up with boxes everywhere.. In the afternoon, however, we made our long expected way through to the scenic Cape Town Waterfront. we actually saw more seals and whales in the harbour than during the whole two weeks cruise. We will be back tomorrow to offload all the boxes…

Winter Time low productivity

At c. 52degS c. 28deg E in what most likely is the Polar Frontal Zone and about a day away from the Polar Front. The photo shows a filter used to collect phytoplankton material, for pigment analysis, having ran c.30L of surface ocean water through it. Compared to summer time (Dec-Jan 2017) in the same…

Our day in the Pancake Ice

We encountered the ice in the early morning of the 4th of July. All passengers enjoyed the spectacle as the ship made its easy way through the pancake ice. The winds were very strong though and one had to hold on tightly. The SA Agulhas II has a comfortable observation deck on the 8th floor…