42 Russian crew, 23 expedition crew, and 89 passengers.
Looking at Cape Horn and for dolphins
Had this been when we left, nobody would have been close to the bow. The seas would have been way too rough.
Albatross seemed so effortless in the air.
All our wetskins were cleaned well, and then hung up. Even with this, the mud room had a certain penguin odour to it.
They kept us mostly dry, they were great for sliding down hill on, thumbs up Wetskins.
The Wellington boots were also great. Surprisingly comfortable.
Ballast Control System
Heart of the Ship
One of two massive engines that kept us moving.
Not sure of the diameter of the pistons but they were easily a dinner plate.
After walking through the engine room ear protection would be a must if you spent any time there.
The former IT support guy in me loved the dot matrix. This is likely original from when the ship was outfitted in the 80s.
The props and directional control system
The Vavilov has two engines but typically only one was needed. In the middle of the strong gale on the way down, both engines were running all ahead.
Yep, our navigation app runs on a Windows box.