Ready for departure

After two days in Ushuaia, the team left yesterday night at 10pm EDT hoping to reach Port Williams in Chile during the night (after 4-5 hours of sailing). The last two days where very useful to get ready for departure: purchase of food supplies for 5 weeks, science seminar at CADIC part of CONICET (NSF equivalent in Argentina) where Zoe explained what she is going to do in terms of science. A part of the equipment arrived two days late (snowboards, skis and traveling benches for filming, etc.). They just arrived yesterday, just in time for some testing at the local ski station of Cerro Castor.
If all goes well, they will start sailing to Cape Horn today, where they might stay a day or two depending on weather forecast for crossing the Drake passage.

From Zoe:"I did a small seminar at the CADIC CONICET. I presented the work done on the Drake project that took place from 2006 to 2009 (LOCEAN,CNES) and then I explained the scientific interest of the Shackleton expedition: the deployment of 11 buoys that will measure temperature and salinity from 2000 meters to the surface”.

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