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.