This was also the last chance for scientists to buy any snacks and equipment that had been forgotten. Among the purchases were a lot of chocolate, a cafetiere, some Christmas-tree lights and a bag of carrots for snacking. The scientists also got the chance to dine on some ‘wild’ Chilean meat – beaver, hare, goose, guanaco (similar to llamas) and rhea.
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|A bird’s eye view of Punta Arenas|
We got the lovely surprise of having the RRS James Cook docked next to the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer of the US Polar Sciences programme. It isn’t often that two world-class research ships are docked together!
|The RRS James Cook docked next to the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer|