Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2011-08-03 16:32:59Voyage 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

Juhu! I landed on Franz-Josef-Land today!!!!! MS National Geographic Explorer is the first foreign flagged and non-scientific ship since 1928 that received the permission to visit the archipelago! Isnít that exciting?
We had arrived at Cape Flora on Northbrook Island, which is one of the more southerly islands of Franz-Josef-Land.
We landed on a beach completely covered in roundish, loose stones.

Before leaving the area we were told to walk on as little moss as possible, trying to limit the damage to the beautiful tundra shelf.

The inhabitants of the bird cliffs in the background are taking excellent care of the fertilization. Most of the area at Cape Flora is covered in moss and grass, with some boot sucking mud spots here and there.

All of it is pretty soggy and every now and then a little stream runs through. We tried to hop from stone to stone. It was fun! We walked to where the remains of the former settlement are found.

Cape Flora one of the most important location in the history of exploration of Franz-Josef-Land. It was used as a base for a number of expeditions Ė and is now our starting point for our exploration of Franz-Josef-Land.

At the Russian Cross with Esther.

Me and Sergey

Remains of settlement