Svalbard

Greenland!

By Emily // Tuesday 2 Oct // 09:05:50 // 2 Comments

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The last 24 hours now seem like a distant memory. Yesterday lunch time we were listening to Christmas carols as the snow fell outside. Last night we were heeling over in the middle of a force 9 under only bare poles, taking it in turns to hang on for dear life whilst watching out for icebergs. Between 2 and 4 the sky began to clear, and we even had a glimpse of a northern light as we weaved our way through endless bands of ice.

This morning, I have spent a good few hours totally mesmerised by our setting. Since first light when the moon and Venus were stunningly bright, we have watched the sun rise from the mouth of an idyllic fjord, not a breath of wind or a cloud in the sky. We then did a couple of circumnavigations of a breathtakingly sculpted iceberg, which, in my scientific wisdom, I think looks just like a Mr Whippy!

On that note, I can’t stay inside any longer, having rested and emptied my camera, and topped up my coffee levels, I’m off to take in some more of this awesome scenery.

It’s great to get your messages, I wouldn’t have wished the last eight days upon anybody, but now I really do wish you could see this!

Tags: News·Emily Venables

2 Comments

  1. Angela and Dick Jervey Tuesday 2 Oct, 2007 // 20:16:40

    Amazing photo!

  2. Esse Buckett Sunday 7 Oct, 2007 // 8:23:00

    Em, Quite a read!! Stunning photos….worth the aching muscles from hanging on for dear life! Can’t wait to see you at the end of the week. Much love S

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