Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Migrating south!

«Fram» left Bergen today, starting our 16 days tour along western Europe to Africa and the Canary Islands. We are looking forward to visiting Hamburg, Rouen, Nantes, La Coruna, Leixoes, Lisbon, Portimao, Casablanca, Agadir, Arrecife and finally Las Palmas.


At noon the first passengers boarded «Fram». We have now 199 passengers on board, coming from 13 different countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Belgium and South Africa.

After the safety drill, all passengers got their blue «Hurtigruten»-expedition jackets.
Then our captain, Arild Hårvik, invited everyone to a drink and welcome in our observation lounge.

We have been sailing quite near the Norwegian coast the whole afternoon.