Tuesday 1st November Sailing aboard the Barque Europa

Posted by Bob on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Under: Previous Meetings
Last night we had a full house to listen to David & Chris Homer recounting their trip aboard the Barque "Europa" around Cape Horn to Antarctica. A gripping story of how they joined the crew as they headed south down to Drakes Passage. They told us how the Barque is a weather station of some repute sending weather reports daily from this remote part of the world. The wild life they saw including whales, dolphins and penguins was just amazing and so was the cooking aboard what really is a very small ship in quite confined conditions.  It was in this mysterious part of the world where the hole in the ozone layer was first discovered. A fascinating story: a must for sailors, bird lovers and photographers alike.

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