Sunday 1 November 2015

A great day at sea

We are on our way! Yesterday, MV Fram left Buenos Aires. On board are 216 guests from 18 countries, all around the world. And boy, how excited they are to 'set sail' for Antarctica! 

The skyline of Buenos Aires
Our first stop will be the Falkland Islands. Distances are vast here in the Southern Hemisphere: it will take us more than 100 hours to get there. After following the brown water of the Rio de la Plata estuary, passing the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, Fram reached the Atlantic Ocean and is now headed straight south.

The first sunset of our voyage was a spectacular one: a vivid light show with all the colours of the rainbow.

Sunset on the Rio de la Plata
So, what to do at sea? Well, our guests seem to be very good at enjoying themselves with various activities. Among the most popular are:
  • sunbathing on dek 5, enjoying summer temperatures and the blue sky above a halcyon sea.
  • attending various lectures to learn more about the exciting Antarctic geology, ornitology, geography and climate. 
  • enquiring information about the myriad of excursions and activities our Expedition Team will be organizing on the Falkland Islands, and during the many other landings MV Fram will make in Antarctica.
  • birdwatching. Already on our first day at sea, we have seen a few very interesting sea birds, like this young South American tern. Soon, we will be in the Kingdom of albatrosses and penguins!

young South American tern
All in all, we are building up - and looking forward! - to a new season in Antarctica, packed with a whole bunch of unforgettable adventures. 
Stay tuned and follow us on our voyage!

A halcyon Atlantic Ocean