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Farewell Glacier
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The clear white of the arctic mind.
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DJ Spooky and David Buckland concert at Nuit Blanche, Toronto
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Author Archives: Bob Davies


Building a chair in nature, constructed from found elements, is a simple idea about accommodating human-kind in the natural world. Just as a primitive hut provides shelter, so too a chair provides a place to rest the body in a[…..]

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Ancient Ground

III I walk on ancient ground soft above permafrost absorbing what drifts from the south to the archipelago cadmium and mercury bio-diversity footprints polar bear, arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer carbon remain for years there are beds of pebbles on bedrock[…..]

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II I witness ice absorbed by the sea feeding her body of water warming current events on a bed she curtsies with the wind – swoons by the moon she rises and falls over again she resists – giving only[…..]

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Hoefhalveys I

I Who would have thought that such colour would grace the cliffs at Hoelfhalveys not white but of steel left year ‘round in the yard leaves left to rust to mulch in March I could never have imagined rivules of[…..]

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First Watch

David Buckland and I awoke at 3:45 this morning to join first mate, Renske Ritzema, on the morning watch. We hoisted anchor at Sorgfiorden on the island of Friedland to head south through Hinlopenstretet. Our hope was to get through[…..]

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Blogging is a Relative Thing

We’ve been at sea for five days now and the trend has been to have an adventure at shore in the morning and return to the Noorderlicht for lunch by 1:30. The afternoons are spent sailing and ‘blogging.’ It’s a[…..]

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First night and second day

Comfortably cruising aboard the Noorderlicht through the blue of an Arctic high pressure system. Cold and clear we go between Western Spitsbergen Island and Prins Karls Forland Island due north through the Forland Sundet. We have had our early day[…..]

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Expectation and Reality

Left Canada a few days ago to come to this remarkably remote place at 78 degrees north to join Cape Farewell’s global Climate/Culture Expedition. A group of 20 scientists, writers, visual artists and musicians; a delightfully odd collection of souls[…..]

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Bob Davies

Architect, Toronto Bob Davies is a Principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects in Canada. He is also President and Chair of the Board of Environmental Defence, a Canadian ENGO, which works with individual Canadians, decision-makers and businesses to make the environment[…..]

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Moon / Life on the Noorderlicht (according to cartoon)
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Only moon greeting me …
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