Friday 1 February 2013


We reached Ushuaia under lead grey skies, and after various excursions around Ushuaia we finally arrived at MV Fram. 

We lined up to check in, get our ship cards, visit the doctor, and then we were finally inducted into the Hurtigruten Expedition Family when we received our brand new blue jacket!! 

Proudly wearing our brand new blue jackets we headed outside for the mandatory safety drill and as the drill completed we cast the lines and headed down the Beagle Channel. 

A line of blue jackets was seen heading towards the restaurant for a fine meal after a longs day travel, where we were met with the sun breaking through the clouds and with Ushuaia disappearing over the horizon.

During the Captains welcome our minds drifted to the next days of the Drake Passage, how much different to the Beagle Channel could it be? Read tomorrows blog if you would like to find out. It might be a brand new blue day.