The props on the boat go ‘round and ‘round

This morning started out with a tour of the engine room.  Perhaps, the crew thought it would be comforting for the newbies to see what was going to get us through the dreaded Drake passage and beyond.  As you might expect, it was incredibly loud in the engine room.  It was also immaculately clean and did not smell in the least of diesel.  Keep in mind the LMG is 230 feet long and houses about 30 scientists.  For me this is a huge boat, compared to the tour boats which typically carry about 100 tourists,  the LMG is  smallish.