Daily Expedition Reports
At sea and arriving to Wrangel island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 09 Sep 2019

At sea and arriving to Wrangel island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Arctic

Wrangel island is a good day’s sail from Kolyuchin island, so National Geographic Orion has been steaming all night and most of today to reach our rendezvous with the Russian rangers we are receiving to accompany us around the island. The weather has been calm throughout the day and by the afternoon there was barely a breeze and just a very gentle ocean swell to carry us along. There was a presentation filled day covering polar bear biology, the ancient land of Beringia, the people of the north and birds of the Arctic. It was also scone day! With fresh cream and jam…

At 7:30 p.m. we intercepted the rangers by Zodiac at their station in Krasin bay. Only one kilometer away there were two polar bears strolling along the beach towards us – a sign of things to look forward to over the next few days!

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