Departing Oslo this morning under a blue sky and mirror calm sea, we cast off the mooring lines even more excited for our upcoming adventure. Tying up alongside the museum of the Fram, the ship of Fridtjof Nansen, has provided us with an inspiring insight into an expedition from the ‘heroic age’ of polar exploration. While the conception of Tara was based on the same principles as the Fram, to see this vast wooden ship in all her splendor has given us even more of a feeling of connection to this historic vessel.
During our brief stop we also had the pleasure to meet Liv Arnesen, a Norwegian adventurer who was the first women to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole in 1994. Liv is planning to Ski to the North Pole from Canada next year and will possibly finish her journey at Tara depending on our position in the ice at the time.
Our next stop over is at Tromso in the north of Norway. Spirits on board are high as we cruise through the idyllic surrounds of Oslo Fiord. For now we bask in the sunshine and warmth of the Nordic summer, taking advantage of every photon with the ever present knowledge that soon we will be delving into the polar night.
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Tuesday, 25 July 2006 08:07
Tara in NorwayWritten by Tara Expedition
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