Nor­we­gian ex­pe­di­tion ves­sel vis­its St. An­thony

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“It’s a great place, this his­tor­i­cal site,” he said. “The Parks Canada site is fan­tas­tic, you feel goose­bumps in see­ing these sites that you’ve heard of and fi­nally you see them and how vis­i­ble it is that there is a trace of Norse­men hav­ing been here in this part of the world.

“I would add, the guides that we had at the Parks Canada site, es­pe­cially Ethan, was a fan­tas­tic sto­ry­teller, pre­cise in re­count­ing the sagas and putting the sagas into lo­cal con­text there.”

He also re­ally en­joyed the pre­sen­ta­tion at Norstead, which he said gave them the feel­ing of go­ing back in time.

Karen and Wayne Brown chose to hike around St. An­thony.

“It’s cute,” Wayne said. “Ev­ery­body’s so friendly and one thing we no­ticed about the driv­ers here in town, they al­ways slow down for pedes­tri­ans. If you’re walk­ing on the side of the road, they make a point of not zip­ping by like we find in some vil­lages. And the views, es­pe­cially at the point, go­ing up to the top, are amaz­ing.”

Karen added they saw two hump­back whales feed­ing off Fox Point, which was a real treat for the cou­ple.

“We are on this ship with pride be­cause we know what Fram rep­re­sents as a his­toric legacy and what we’re do­ing with it cur­rently.” – Camille Sea­man

THOM BARKER PHOTO

The ob­ser­va­tion lounge on the MS Fram of­fers a fully-stocked bar and 270-de­gree panoramic view­ing through floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows.

THOM BARKER PHOTO

Stern view of the MS Fram from one of the ship’s ten­ders.

THOM BARKER PHOTO

The MS Fram fea­tures a sci­ence cen­tre, which in­cludes mi­cro­scopes for closer ex­am­i­na­tion of items found on ex­cur­sions.

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