Direct From Onboard:
Attached is a picture of the Diego Ramirez group of islands taken as we passed 11 miles south of them soon after sunrise on a typically grey morning. From this distance it is difficult to distinguish the fact that there are several islands and islets in the picture but the closest island, on the left, is Isla Gonzalo. Directly behind it, and appearing as one, is Isla Bartolome, and to the right is Ester Islet.
Bird life has increased dramatically, with three or four types of Albatross being spotted in the last hour, along with Cape petrels, Storm-petrels and several other species.
The wind went very light for a time at sunrise but in the last hour it has been blowing 15 – 20 knots from WSW so we are making better speed under main and A4. The sea is quite churned up as we approach the shallower waters of the continental shelf, so that is restricting our speed a bit.
It is still squally and just over 5 degrees now though the water temperature has suddenly shot up to nearly 10 degrees!