Wednesday 23 March 2011

We are back !

Hello all, we have to apologize for not blogging for a whole week. We can justify only not blogging from monday to wednesday really when we had no sattelite connection at all, and we were truly alone in the big blue open. So we are blogging a bit in retro-spect now. During the days that have passed we have seen interesting things, which we think our biologists that normally travel will us in other parts of the world find interesting. We had a gathering of 6 "Masked booby" birds soaring along our way, suddenly a big dark bird appeared in their midst. We ran out with the camera, shouting, we have to get pictures for John and Manuel on this. After looking in the book we think this is a "Frigate Bird". It is described that this bird harasses other birds, and we can confirm it does. Several times it toke a dive to attack the "Masked booby".

Head chef Johan-Ludvik brought his deep-sea fishing equipment for this trip and tested aft on deck 3 after reports of sword fish was spotted, but no such luck this time.
We would also like to announce that we have opened up for anyone to comment on our blog. By mistake the comment was set to team members only.

Todays interview is:

Name: Irvin Igtanloc

Position: Motorman

How long time have you been working for Hurtigruten?
Almost 4 years

How many times have you crossed equator with a Hurtigruten Ship?
3 times

What do you like best about equator crossings?
Baptismal ceremony
Is your job different when the ship do crossings?
No differcence, it is the same as always
Which tasks do you have during the crossing?
Night duty in engine control room.