When we got back to civilisation I had one more day left but due to the fact that had been sick for several days already I didn’t do that much. I went for a walk to find some more geocaches and I wanted to go back to the church as well as I had read that there was a polar bear inside. The first time I went up there I didn’t go inside and didn’t want to repeat that mistake. There actually IS a polar bear inside but the entire church is more like a big living room with coffee and cake waiting for visitors…Read More →

Here are the last pics from our days on the boat… glacier, spring and then suddenly snow… several seasons in just one day. Second stay in Barentzburg where lots of vodka was consumed. Not by me since I was sick but by others… Barentzburg is a russian village after all. 😉 Tanja was the most elegant one to jump in… 🙂 Polar fox And suddenly it was spring…. Those three kept us company the entire time we were on land. Ran away and came back, ran away and came back …. repeat… Barentsburg again Our skipper Nick… he was hilarious! And then suddenly it wasRead More →

So, here are some more pics… part 2 of the expedition (more to come). The first ones are from a coal mining village called Svea where usually tourists are not allowed to go on land. And then some more walruses… 🙂  Read More →

Here are the first pics from our expedition (it was more a scouting tour since instead of going north for the tour we went south). They are mostly from the best day we had there with the walrusses and beluga whales. And I know that there is dirt on the first pics… 😉Read More →

These little villages are russian coal mining settlements. While Barentzburg still has an active mine (mostly ucrainians work there), Piramiden is now ghost town. Only 9 people left to live there. On the Piramiden part I met my norvegian friends Thor and Kari (we didn’t know that we would be on that tour together but it was good to spend more time with them). Am I the only one who sees a face on this snow scooter?Read More →

This June is a very busy month for me and I am already behind with updates. I went back to Ireland over Pentecost. This time I visited Belfast. Even though I got way too wet I still like Ireland very much. Will post pics later on. Tomorrow I will fly out to Norway again to the arctic area Spitzbergen. Really curious how this will turn out. You will find out in a few weeks… 🙂Read More →