Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2015-02-18 20:06:05Voyage from: to ETA:
Fred's foster-parent:
Name:National Geographic Explorer Crew

Fred's vessel:
Vesselname:National Geographic Explorer
IMO No.:

18th of February 2015
Ushuaia / Argentina

Today was another turn-around day. This time, however, Esther and I were also going to disembark. Our bags were already packed and we moved them out of the cabin before heading down to the office.

Sandra was already on board. She arrived in Ushuaia the day before – and came on board once the National Geographic Explorer was cleared. Sandra and Esther spend the whole morning at the office, doing the accounts and the hand-over.

Almost all works were done around noon, allowing for us to go ashore and enjoy a really nice lunch. I put on my finest attire – and was surprised to see how many people joined us for our farewell and Sandras welcome lunch! Captain Oliver, Patrik, Anders, Lisa and Jason as well as Stina and our agents Lucas and Hernán were part of the “gang”.

We went to a restaurant called Kalma – one of the finest places in all of Ushuaia! The chef and owner himself, Jorge, introduced the menu as well as the wines to us. This was posh! And so delicious!!! Plus we had a lot of fun! What a nice way to say goodbye to the “National Geographic Explorer” and her outstanding crew!

We walked back to the harbour. The leg-stretch felt good. Esther and I disembarked upon the National Geographic Explorers departure from Ushuaia.

It got a lot later than originally planned, though. To everybody’s irritation the fresh provision, which was flown to Ushuaia from Buenos Aires, arrived super late. It was almost 23:00 hrs when the crew let the lines go. Standing at the dock and watching the National Geographic Explorer sail away felt strange.

I am sad. The last three months were so nice – I enjoyed every little bit of it. And who knows – maybe I can return on board once again in the not too distant future… .