After long flights from the UK and US, the scientists have converged on Montevideo in Uruguay where our research ship, the RRS James Cook, is in dock. We stayed in a hotel last night but will have set to work in earnest today. There are boxes and containers of equipment to check and unpack, laboratories and computers to set up, cabins to be assigned and the crew to meet before our scheduled departure on Tuesday. The weather is currently hot and sunny in Uruguay, though we expect the temperatures to drop quickly as we set sail for the science area far to the south. Here are a few pictures of Uruguay and the science party’s arrival:
Arriving at the ship
Vintage cars are everywhere...
Along the coast from Montevideo
View of the city from our hotel