Aboard the Laurence M. Gould

Land ho! The ship’s first destination in the South Shetland Islands came into view earlier today. They’ll drop off a few researchers then continue on through the Gerlache Straits to Anvers Island, where the ship will leave James behind and continue on for a six week research cruise. James will start writing his posts after he hits land, but for now I’m relaying via San Francisco. It’s a bit harder to blog from the middle of the ocean!