French Family Makes Home on Polar Yacht

Posted: February 7, 2013  |  By: Eoghan Macguire [CNN]

Raising a young family while juggling a career is a tough act to master at the best of times.

Doing so aboard a 15-meter yacht, hemmed in by the thick ocean ice of one of the harshest environments on earth must surely complicate matters a whole lot more.

But Eric Brossier wouldn't have it any other way.

The French oceanographer and his wife, France, have spent the past eight winters happily recording scientific data across the northern polar-regions while living aboard a specially equipped yacht fittingly called Le Vagabond.

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