To the left is our map onboard along with our entire expedition route from MarineTraffic that our fellow explorer Bahar found for us after the trip.
Whilst waiting to set sail, we received some sailing instruction from Laura, the first mate. Emmerson was concentrating on the figure eights made by the ropes and then observing AB and Maggie as they practiced how to tighten the ropes and make fast—securing the ropes attached to the sails.
Three things of many we learned:
- If someone goes overboard, it takes ~8min to rescue the person.
- There are five life rafts on the tallship and each can hold 25 people.
- Satellite images of sea ice are used so we know where we can sail. Red signifies the thickest areas.
I found some ice chart information from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute if you fancy a look.
Here is our day in pictures: