Friday, 24 May 2013

Time to relax, explore and learn.

As our first destination, Leith, is almost 500 nautical miles away from Hamburg, the MV Fram needs two nights and one day to reach it.
It was time to relax and the slight rolling movement of the ship made some of us a little tired.
It was time to explore the ship’s interior, as well as the outside decks, to find the best places for wildlife watching.
It was time to learn by attending the lectures, which covered places we are going to visit. So, we learn about first Shetland and Orkney residents, Viking exploration and life in the Polar Seas.
Late afternoon, the MV Fram had also few wildlife companions. Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmars and Northern Gannets were flying around the ship. Also dolphins were checking the vessel from below the water surface. So far, the weather is good, although the sky is overcast but mostly dry.
After dinner, we enjoyed the fashion show. Officers, including the Captain and Expedition Staff, presented the newest clothing collection on sale in the ship’s boutique. It is really worth to pay a visit to the shop.