Sunny, rainy, overcast sums up the last few days. One thing is for sure it is very warm outside compare to what the good lady FRAM experiences most of the year when she roams the Polar regions. We have promised John Chardine, our distinguished ornithologist to make a record of the birds we do see on the crossing. We have a sparrow like bird which has been resident here since 17th of October out on various decks. He has now a name "John bird - bird". Some of us spend an hour a day to walk around deck 5-6-7-8 for exercise, and "John bird - bird" has been a trusted companion flapping about for the whole week.
How long time have you been working for Hurtigruten?
1 month and 6 days.
How many times have you crossed equator with a Hurtigruten Ship?
It is my first time I will be crossing equator.
What do you like best about equator crossings?
Barbeque time in the evening.
Is your job different when the ship do crossings?
No, because I see patients during the crossing. I update medicine supplies, getting ready for the new season in Antarctica.
Which tasks do you have during the crossing?
Update inventory and medicine supplies, organize pending purchasees of medical supplies. Reorganize medical lockers and conduct different medical trainings like use of heart-starter.
Tomorrow at 15:00 local time, the Equator baptism - Judgement day is upon us. King Neptun will decide who has given sufficiant proof of previous crossings. If you do not meet the standard demand of showing your certificate, you are in the hands of the King of the Seven Seas. Only tomorrow will show, and we will let YOU know. So long