Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2011-07-29 16:21:58Voyage from: to ETA:
Fred's foster-parent:
Name:National Geographic Explorer Crew

Fred's vessel:
Vesselname:MS National Geographic Explorer
Flag: Bahamas
IMO No.:8019356
Vesseltype:Expedition Passenger Ship
Length:112 m
Beam:16,5 m

We spent the morning at sea, making our way along the Kola Peninsula. During the early afternoon hours we anchored off Morzhovets Island, located at the mouth of the White Sea. Since the surrounding waters are pretty shallow, our anchorage was a good 2 nm away from the landing site. I enjoyed the long and partly splashy Zodiac ride across.

The islands scenery is dominated by a tall lighthouse.

Most of the wooden houses are inhabited.

The people living on Morzhovets Island use the summer months for travelling. We only got to meet eight people, which had stayed behind. We saw a lot of things scattered around. Some old cars, tractors and motor bikes however still seem to be in use.

We saw some red-throated divers and lots of ripe cloud berries. During our time ashore the wind died down and we enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon.