|View back towards the ship from the monkey nest. The port-side total irradiance meter is in the foreground (the white disk). The PAR sensor (photosynthetically active radiation) is just behind it.|
|Ben and Gerard enjoying the sun.|
The monkey nest is at the bow on the forecastle deck. You can see it in the picture to the left. To get there, we had to climb two little staircases, and go through a hatch in the roof. This meant wearing boots and hardhats. Your first impression when you get up there is not so comfortable--the rails tilt outwards and you're high above the deck, and the water below. But the view is incredible. You can see it in the top picture---water water all around.
|Neela and Eleanor climbing to the monkey nest.|
|Lola and the bridge.|
??? Does anyone know whether this is really called a monkey nest? Add your thoughts below.