INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Since October we are back in Hamburg with the MS „Cape Race“ from our short season (only four trips in total). Luckily we were allowed to moor in the Museumshafen Hamburg Harburg again. There we will probably stay until spring. During the months we will carry out smaller works: e.g. the sea railing will be set higher everywhere, so that you can find a safe hold even in heavy seas, in the cabins, the mess and in the salon we will continue to paint the beautiful wood, all tanks will be cleaned, a generator will be replaced, the rescue equipment will be maintained, the anchor winch will be painted in a different color and more equipment for scientific experiments will come on board.
We plan Open Ship Days again in spring, if the situation allows it, and in May we will finally leave for the north. Over the Norwegian coast up to Spitsbergen.
At the end of August we were able to carry out exactly one expedition with guests in Spitsbergen, but since then no further trips were possible due to the high case numbers in Germany (more than 20 cases per 100 000 inhabitants over a period of 14 days). We spontaneously moved to Scotland, where we explored with guests the beautiful Hebrides.
Unfortunately, due to the still increasing number of cases, we now have to cancel all winter trips in northern Norway as well, and we decide to close the 2020 season in mid-October. Then we already have work to do on the ship again. The experience this year with the „Cape Race“ is excellent and we can happily say that all the work of the last years has been successful. Nevertheless, the usual winter work and a few cosmetic improvements are still necessary.
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