Friday 5 September 2014

Day 14, 03.09, Grundarfjörður

Today we were in Grundarfjörður, a very beautiful small Icelandic town. We also had some very nice weather here… For the first time since we came to Iceland actually. Most passengers went out on excursions today, only a few stayed on board, so the ship was quiet. We had an excursion in the morning, watching and walking in the beautiful Icelandic nature with waterfalls, animal life and so on. In the afternoon we had some passengers going to a shark farm. This was also a very interesting excursion with some very…. Let’s say interesting food tasting…
We also had a very good lecture by Steffen. He told us about the “Volcanoes of the World.” This was very appropriate since Iceland is having some problems with the volcano Bardarbunga. On Fram we have also feared this thing a bit… What would happen if it would melt the glacier on top of it and create a huge ash cloud like in 2011? This would mean no passengers – no changing in staff – no work?? We are crossing our fingers that it will not affect us!

We had an auction in the late afternoon, when all passengers were onboard again. This went extremely well. Two items were up for auction and believe it or not… One passenger bought both items! The money will go to an association helping Greenlandic children, so we are very pleased with this. After the first dinner seating we had our Captains Farewell in the panorama lounge. A speech, a toast and a song. Now we are preparing for the big goodbye in the morning in Reykjavik. So goodnight to our blog followers out there!