Wednesday, 11 February 2009

The Gullet

We made it! We are the first Hurtigruten ship ever that passed through the Gullet, the sound between Adelaide Island and the Antarctic Peninsula! In beautiful weather, the FRAM slowly pushed its way through the ice-filled narrows. Many seals hauled out on the ice-floes and snow petrels encircled the ship. We actually progressed faster than we thought and so we had even time to start a spontaneous Polar Circle Boat cruise among the ice floes! What a great experience to get really close to Weddell-, Crabeater- and Fur seals!

The picture of the day was taken by Helgard and Oliver Gimm.