Friday 20 December 2013


The FRAM continued on course toward Stanley. We motored along under overcast skies and in gentle to moderate sea conditions. Throughout the day both wandering and black-browed albatrosses accompanied cape and giant petrels in gliding alongside the FRAM and following in our behind the ship, occasionally dipping down for the tasty treats churned up in our wake.

Inside the FRAM our tri-lingual language program was underway. Lectures in English, German and Norwegian provided an introduction to the biology and environmental conditions that are found surrounding and on the sub-Antarctic islands.

Today was also the day we were fitted for the insulated rubber boots that we will wear when we go ashore by Polarcirkel boats. But tomorrow in Stanley the FRAM is dockside and our hiking boots that we brought from home are the order of the day.