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04 Sep

NE Passage – Murmansk

Well… Can’t lie to you – it was hard getting up! I imagine by now you are all fully aware I am not a morning person and sleep a lot on the ships… As it was the wakeup call at 6.30am was brutal (or 4.30am according to my body). But it looked nice and golden […]

03 Sep

NE Passage – Barents Sea heading into Murmansk

A mixed day of sadness that this trip would soon be over and I’d be back in the ‘real world…’ After breakfast it was a bit messy as everyone had to pay their bills and then there was the disembarkation meeting where I learnt I had better keep an eye on my stuff being one […]

02 Sep

NE Passage – Barents Sea

Depression beginning to set in… It’s not that I dread this cruise being over but I dread returning to geology work. It’s all coming back stronger and stronger why I don’t want to be a company exploration geologist again! But then talking to these people, I end up in the conflict that there is so much […]

01 Sep

NE Passage – Cape Tegethoff, Gallya Is and Cape Flora, Northbruk Is

Slightly earlier wake up than usual cancelled by the fact we had to ‘retard’ our clocks by one hour. So, up at the usual time… Stayed in bed until 45 minutes after the wakeup call then went down for a quick breakfast. Our landing this morning was Cape Togethoff which has all sorts of historical […]

31 Aug

NE Passage – Hooker Island and Champ Island, Franz Josef Land

It was a ghastly wake up call… A cruise by Rubini Rook on Hooker Island, one of the southern most islands in the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. Normally, this would be the type of thing I would blow off – but I had never seen it, so…. Anyway, the wakeup call comes through at around […]

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