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At sea

02nd-03rd Febru­a­ry 2015 – We need one day to get through the pack ice north of Cape Ada­re, which turns out to be fair­ly unpro­ble­ma­tic. Com­pa­re it to the 43 days that the Ant­arc­tic nee­ded in 1895 to get through to Cape Ada­re, com­ing from the north … I know, it is not fair to com­pa­re the Ant­arc­tic in 1895 and the Orte­li­us 120 years later. Cap­tain Kris­ten­sen had no ice chart, no steel hull and no 3200 kW in his engi­ne room. But it is good to keep tho­se 43 in mind to under­stand the envi­ron­ment we are in.

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The wea­ther Gods are in good mood. It is calm and sun­ny, a real crui­se across the Sou­thern Oce­an, we are stan­ding on deck, hol­ding a cup of hot cho­co­la­te, came­ra han­ging over the shoul­der. Life isn’t too bad like this. See how long it will last.

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