Christmas eve has come on the Palmer!
We started our Christmas eve by taking apart the MOCNESS. Everyone pitched in to get the nets taken off the frame, and the cod-ends (the solid piece at the end of the net where everything you catch ends up) washed out thoroughly. The MOCNESS needs to get craned up onto the higher level dock tomorrow so that it will be safely out of the way of large waves while we cross the Drake; we wanted to take off as many of the pieces as we can before craning it. Many hands make light work and it was done in a twinkling. Meanwhile, we passed by a large tabular iceberg – a berg we recognized since it had gotten in our way a few days ago.