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  • December 2006, everyone goes about its own business

    Published on 31.12.2006 - Tara Arctic

    Aboard Tara, each day resembles the other. With an average speed of a half a knot per hour, the ship is drifting in the right direction and each crew member goes about their own business.

  • November 2006, scientific observations carry on

    Published on 30.11.2006 - Tara Arctic

    On November 16, the logbook indicates it is Tara's 72nd day of drift. Let us remind you that the ship was swallowed by the pack ice on September 4, at point 79°53.1 N/143°17.2 E; and that now, mid-November, the ship is at 82°37'7633'' N/139°58'8246'' E.

  • October 2006, from ice to water

    Published on 31.10.2006 - Tara Arctic

    At the beginning of the month, Tara is subject to forces caused by chaotic movements in the pack ice. The pressure is spectacular because it often comes with dull cracking sounds and worrisome squeakiness which seem to come from deep within the ship and to be directly taken from a horror movie.

  • September 2006, the departure from Tiksi

    Published on 30.09.2006 - Tara Arctic

    Having left from Lorient on July 11, the sailboat named Tara arrived in Tiksi on August 16. This harbour along the Lena river delta is the last stop-over before tackling the pack ice. A great moment of this navigation was the mooring in Norway along the pontoon of the Fram museum. This stop-over made the expedition members realize the importance of the project, and allowed them to better comprehend the conditions of the drift and to let their dream, and their fears, run wild regarding the life they will endure for the next two years.

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