Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2011-08-17 10:00:07Voyage from: to ETA:
Fred's foster-parent:
Name:MS 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

Last night we started steaming towards the north. The plans were to cross 81° latitude as well as finding some ice. Everything worked out well – we crossed 81° north during the early morning hours and pack ice was also found before breakfast. I slept in a bit – and learned during breakfast that I had missed a really good Polar Bear sighting.

Ian Bullock, one of our Lecturers, managed to spot a Polar Bear feeding on a seal in the fog! Luckily I did not really have time to be sad about the missed sighting. An announcement was made a few minutes later, informing us that another Polar Bear had been found.

The Bistro emptied rapidly – I also went to take a look at the bear. And what a look I got!

The National Geographic Explorer was stopped and the bear was leisurely walking towards us and then around the bow.

I chose to go up to the bridge-wing, where I had a fantastic view and was able to quietly watch the quality bear.