Monday, 23 February 2015


Today we have relatively smooth sailing as we cross the Drake Passage. Onboard we had the opportunity to visit the FRAM’s bridge and to hear several lectures. Two lectures were looking backward as Tomasz told us about his time wintering over at Arctowski Station and Bob told us about his work and the clean-up programs that have been initiated since his first assignment to Antarctica.

Two other lectures focused on the FRAM. Ralf told us about the original FRAM’s Arctic expedition in 1893 to 1896 and Frieda told us about her experiences as she travels on the modern FRAM in both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

This evening we get to test how much we have learned while on the FRAM. The Expedition staff has put together a quiz that will test us on our ability to answer questions concerning the information we learned in the lectures: penguins, treaties and hippopotamuses are involved.