Thursday, 31 January 2013

Drake Passage

During night, the wind and the waves had calmed down quite a bit and we enjoyed the smooth sailing on the Drake Passage again.

The day was busy with bridge visits and lectures, and in the afternoon, freshly baked hot waffles were served and we had a charity auction in which we auctioned two items, the ships flag and the ships master chart of this voyage. The money raised is donated to several nature conservation organizations that work in the South Polar realm.

At the Captain´s Cocktail, Captain Arild Hårvik thanked his crew and all the passengers for the great spirit on board and wished everybody a safe voyage back home. On our way up the Beagle Channel, a large group of Dusky dolphins joined the Fram for several hours, leaping out of the water and playing in the bow wave.