09 August 2012

CSR_11 (23-29/07/2012)

Due to storms over the weekend the sea conditions at the beginning of this week prevented us from going out to sea on our first day. However, the participants and the crew enjoyed the day in Montecarlo visiting the famous oceanographic museum as well as the historical part of the town. The weather then picked up so we were able to go out to sea for the rest of the week. We had a few days of perfect sighting conditions and during this time we were fortunate enough to see a large pod of striped dolphins with two newborn calves, as well as an incredibly rare encounter with a young sperm whale who just couldn’t resist to take a closer look at the boat. During the week we spent two nights at the Lerins Islands and enjoyed a serene walk around the monastery which is still inhabited by monks.

Elisa, Brandon, Elsa and Anna

Following link is for participants of this week's expedition, showing the ship's route, pictures of some of the sightings and of some moments of the cruise which were memorable (or even not so...)

Ai partecipanti al turno √® dedicato uno spazio con il percorso effettuato durante la settimana, le foto di alcuni avvistamenti e qualche immagine dei  momenti da ricordare - importanti e non. 

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