Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Arrival on Tristan: 2nd October

Tristan da Cunhna - first sighting.

Our arrival on Tristan was very exciting, if a little bit scary. There was too much swell for passengers to transfer to the island RIBs. So the Baltic Trader was sent 10km around to the east of the island and we transferred there in the relative calm of the lee of the island.  We then had a very fast and bumpy trip round to the harbour doing over 25 knots. But the most exciting bit was charging into the harbour on the crest of the swell at the same speed and then braking very sharply.
Transferring to RIBs for trip ashore

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