Saturday, 24 March 2012

Olympic Games on board Fram

Dear blog-followers,
We were not so occupied with ourselves that we forgot the blog! But - when you reach the equator, we usually loose internet connection for around two to three days. It is a bit weird- as suddenly you only feel half human. And then it is also...very nice and relaxing. But now we are back in business so let us update you on our past days.

First of all, let us introduce you to a few visitors on board MV Fram. They hitched a free ride! Pictures proof it- thanks now also to our store keeper Cristian, who- you read it already- always has his photographic equipment with him and is really good with wildlife photography. We sent the pictures to Friederike, who is at home right now but we still make her work: And she names them as frigate birds. They are the clever ones that do not go fish hunting themselves. Instead, he waits for other birds (like the masked boobies) to be the lucky hunter- and then he chases them and when they drop the fish-- here comes the frigate bird to catch it! You kind of have to admire that tactic.

And yes: they have started! The Olympic games... if you go to Wikipedia it says: "The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competition."... So the defination suits us-- somehow. We are international, but only a handful- but we had  and still have fun for thousands! So there are 5 teams on board: the galley team, the house keeping team, the restaurant, the deck department/expedition team and-- the "left-over team" (mainly officers). Games vary from shooting competions to "hopping-with-five-people-in-a-sack", dancing with a partner on a piece of paper that gets smaller and smaller, hamburger-fast-eating, dart competition... you name it, we are sure to have it!