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Uncharted water

Uncharted pop-culture We moved the other night, from the beach with the sand and glacier cubes to the north into another fjord. Anchoring on one side of Lloyd’s Hotel (Möllerfjorden), we did […]…

Setting sails

2 October – Ymerbukta We left port yesterday afternoon with the motor but put up the sails quickly and fairly flew across the fjord. We helped with the sails – a token […]…

The Divine Arctic Comedy, Heaven

Heaven           Air                   Future   Sublimate. Dissipate. Eliminate. Obviate.   Retreat – Sublimate, v.: to pass directly from the solid state to the vapor state; archaic: to improve or refine, as in […]…

The Divine Arctic Comedy, Purgatory

Purgatory        Ice       Present   Millennial. Annual. Tangible. Visible.     Advance – Water became ice. Masses of ice ranged from the north across oceans, continents, and islands; tongues extended from mountain tops […]…

Mixed Media

Tools of the trade Not known for my technical skills or my use of cutting-edge technology, I found some photography challenges in Svalbard. The cold, the instant fog-up when entering the ship […]…

Antigua

The tall ship Antigua The Arctic Circle residency is conducted on a tall ship. Twenty-eight residents, six crew, and four guides set sail from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen to explore the west coast of […]…