Almost everyone who is on the water in Alaska carries survival suits, full-body neoprene outfits that dramatically increase the chances of survival for anyone who ends up in cold water. We always carried ours on Pelagic, and they followed us onto Galactic. We wouldn't buy them just for the trip to Australia, but we hope to eventually sail Galactic into high latitudes, so we're holding onto them. And if you have survival suits on board, you need to occasionally practice getting into them. So after lunch today, we all took turns getting into our suits - even Eric.
-Trying on survival suits, said Alisa. You know we're getting close to leaving.