Today was special, even more so than other days during the Darwin 200 voyage on the Tall Ship Pelican of London. We visited Bass Rock! With 75000 pairs of breeding gannets, plus young birds and […]
With the beautiful backdrop of the Inner Hebrides, we’ve got a day packed with science and filming. The diving team is studying the benthos and once more bring specimen aboard. This starfish is regrowing several […]
Emerging from a good night’s sleep to a peaceful, sunny morning in the Narrows of Raasay fills me with joy and gratitude.
The exhaust repair successfully completed, we’ve set sail as soon as leaving the dock and are cruising comfortably South at 5 – 6 knots, now powered by the wind. Sustainability in practice! We’ll pick up […]
It’s a sunny morning on Lewis and we are preparing for departure. That means cleaning of heads and showers, happy hour, including brassoing (is that a word?) the brass. Then Patrick Harper captured our ‘pet […]
My day started at 06:00 with a profile of the water column to check salinity, oxygen saturation, temperature and pH. After breakfast we commenced to be busy with Happy Hour, which means daily cleaning chores […]
A very Irish welcome: lush green land, sunshine and rainbows! Simply Beautiful!
We’re bound for Rathlin island in Northern Ireland! While putting the square sails into gear this morning, we spotted a seal playing below… sorry, no pictures, as we’re working up there, not being tourists! A […]
We’ve been riding out gale Francis in the shelter of the Firth of Clyde and filled the morning with a microscope session comparing plankton net samples (53 um) from the estuary of the Mersey and […]
We arrived in Scotland after a cracking sail under a starry sky to a beautiful sunrise. And just after anchoring off Stranraer, a grey seal surfaced next to the Pelican to be admired by all. […]