This anchorage required an all night watch to keep an eye on the ice. Most of the bigger bergs are grounded and didn't move around much, but the smaller pieces drifted quickly. Some needed to be pushed away with a pole, but most were small enough to harmlessly bounce off the steel hull, which produced an eerie chorus of reverberations for those sleeping down below. It could easily keep you awake if you allowed yourself to dwell on the fact that a mere 2mm of steel is all that separates you from the freezing ocean. Or, if you had complete faith in this storied and trusty old ship, like I did, it could lull you to sleep with a big smile on your face. #northanger #antarcticastories 📷:Dec 2012.