We are on our way

This article is part of the series “2022-02: Winter cruise Kronprins Haakon”.

After a lot of delays the departure of the icebreaker Kronprins Haakon was estimated for today, 16:00. But even when going to dinner at 17:30 we were moored at the bunker station. Some minutes before six I felt some change in the vessel’s vibration, looked out and could see lights passing by. I almost shouted out – “we are moving!” So finally we are on our way to P1, the first station 500 km east of Svalbard. We will travel there for 40–48 hours.

Today I stood on the helicopter deck, watched Tromsø passing by and the polar lights in the southeast.

Tomorrow I hopefully will wake up in the open Barents Sea continuing north for the whole day. There’ll be open water for some days and then more and more sea ice.

2 comments to “We are on our way”

  1. Johanna 2022-02-20 22:04

    Allzeit ruhige See……Ahoi:-)

  2. way-up-north 2022-02-20 22:13

    Danke. Spätestens wenn mir im Meereis sind, hat sich das mit Seegang ohnehin erledigt.

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