Darwin200 day 19: wind, rain, low cloud and sky(e)

The night brought a good breeze and we woke up to a transformed Sound of Raasay: the cloud so low, Skye appeared as flat as a pancake.

In the afternoon we cleaned a beach near Broadford and recorded the tally of nearly 100 pieces of categorised litter for the Marine Conservation Society.

On board, the young scientists are now preparing for the final data collections and starting to think about how to present and interpret their findings.

Of course, there is also time for relaxation: many of us are writing diaries, we play games, think about new verses for old shanties, or draw…

Penelope with her favourite pastime.

Tonight, underwater cameraman and benthic ecologist Dr Rohan Holt will entertain us with a talk on ‘squidgy things’ (his words), i.e. life below snorkeling depth.

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