Thursday, 12 March 2015


All day today at sea. We are motoring northward in flat seas with occasional light fog. Today the Expedition Staff was occupied collecting and cleaning the boots and tents and other “outside” equipment that will not be used until June when the FRAM reaches Greenland, Iceland and Spitsbergen.

In between their cleaning chores the Expedition Staff found time to send a few lectures our way. Manuel told us about Albatross’ and other long-ranging sea birds. Ralf and Helga told us about their experiences working in the Arctic. Our Chinese passengers were briefed on the Antarctic Treaty by Bob. 

And in between the lectures the wildlife and biology Staff members plus Adele the Expedition photographer gathered by the lounge and helped us identify the many animals we had photographed.   

Tomorrow will be another day at sea on our way northward to Buenos Aires.