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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 […]

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 […]

30 Aug

NE Passage – Arctic Ocean and nuclear reactors

As per usual, I am woken up at 7.30am by the PA crackling with the EL telling us where we are and what we are going to do. After breakfast, I went to Jasofirst talk on polar bears. Then I spent a chunk of the morning doctoring those photos for the second talk this afternoon… […]

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