Daily Archives: September 15, 2010
Video by Matt Wainwright.
We’ve been at sea for five days now and the trend has been to have an adventure at shore in the morning and return to the Noorderlicht for lunch by 1:30. The afternoons are spent sailing and ‘blogging.’ It’s a[…..]
Muffin Island, 80⁰N. We’re so close to the magnetic north pole that compasses won’t work. This is a place of lost bearings, and it seems right somehow that all our qualities of movement are different here. Out in open water[…..]
On the frozen shores of Ny-Alesund the icebergs wash ashore even in the height of summer. The summer population swells to 130 people and the sun never dips below the jagged mountains. Now, as September turns the days shorter the[…..]
SVALBARD. The cold coast – the mythical home of the Snow Queen’s palace in Hans Christian Andersen’s story of “The Snow Queen”. For long this was a land beyond the realm of maps, an imagined fantastical place of such purity[…..]