Monday, 15 October 2012

Disco's Last Dance

After 50 years and one extension of life (and hull) refit, RRS Discovery is on her last research cruise. A blog for the cruise is

It is being replaced by another RRS Discovery, extending the lineage to four ships, going back to Captain Scott's ship.

Discovery in Cape Town at the start of my first research cruise(s), two back-to-back cruises to the Crozet Islands, between November and January 2004/5

Discovery at the Crozet Islands (following year)

CTD coming out of the water. One of many thousands carried out over the years, gradually furthering our understanding of two-thirds of the Earth surface.
Feeding a skua on the back deck. Many fond memories of the ship.