04.03.2015 - 04.03.2015
Late breakfast this morning and we will be maneouvring the ship through the Kirke Passage when the tides are right. It was supposed to be at 9am but the Captain just announced that it will be an hour or more before he can do this.
Navigated the Kirke Passage successfully and then it was time for lunch. Rikus and Jane joined us in our cabin for a long lunch. It was nice to chat about old times in Africa with Rikus and get to know a bit more about Jane.
Time for an afternoon snooze and then at 6.00pm we went into the theatre to hear Francesco Matus play the guitar and pan flute. It was lovely. Lesley and Peter asked us if we would like to have dinner with them and Francesco, which we did. Pete and Deb also joined us.
We finished dinner quite late and have to get up early in the morning for our zodiac excursion to the Pie XI Glacier.
This ship now has predomintantly French speaking passengers as opposed to all English speaking in Antarctica. Consequently, all announcements are made in French and English. But we have noticed that the French are very quiet when their announcement is being made and talk when the English announcements are being made. Very rude but typical!