Category: Blogs

Blog: In the officer’s chair

In the officer’s chair – Elise Droste 26/12/2018 I’ve come up to the bridge, where it’s very quiet at the moment. The silver lining, or should I say white lining (?), of the medevac was that we had a white…

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Blog: An Unexpected turn

An Unexpected turn: Elise Droste 23/12/2018 As the first snow fell yesterday, we received the news that the ship had declared a medical emergency on board. We’re too far south to go back to Cape Town, so instead Polarstern is…

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Blog: “It’s not funny!”

Blog: “It’s not funny!” – Elise Droste 22/12/2018 The Southern Ocean was obviously not going to let us pass with only 2 metre high waves. The smoothness of the ocean made it difficult to imagine that it would ever turn…

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Blog: Tights and Mosquito Nets

Tights and Mosquito Nets – Elise Droste 18/12/2018 Three days into the PS117 expedition and I’ve finally managed to find some time to start this blog! I’ve just come from the Zimmertal, which may have helped the inspiration along. For…

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