|The Norwegian flag flying at the stern of Fram|
In the meantime we have been enjoying the ship and getting to know each other- this is an important part of cruising on the Fram. Today conditions remained relatively calm and probably for this reason, the seabirds were a little thin. They need an energetic wind to fly efficiently. However, later in the day the breeze picked up (the sun came out) and this brought the birds back to the ship.
|A great fit!|
Today, an important part of our preparation for future destinations entailed being fitted with our "Muck Boots'. These new-age rubber boots will be just what we need to keep our feet warm and dry during our landings. Another important feature is that they can be cleaned and disinfected between landings. This is crucial to eliminating the chance of contamination of sites particularly in South Georgia and Antarctica.
|A young Southern Giant Petrel|