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Farewell Glacier
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Farewell Glacier

Video by Matt Wainwright

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We found a time machine here. It had been left like a cherished but now abandoned hobby project up on a promenade built, with similar optimism, to give the miners and their wives a summer Sunday view of the Barents[…..]

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A summer carpet On terraces of ice; Domesticated It could furnish a dream-room In a house of rock – Saxifrage forests Tower half an inch Into the mists; Parabolic arrays Of Arctic dandelions Rise and set Once a year; Terracotta[…..]

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We sailed across a very cold, still sea in sunlight – a meld of chrome and the quicksilver at the back of a mirror, leaving behind a wake of slowed-down time. We approached the glacier at the end of the[…..]

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Stuffed Polar Bears

Almost midnight; the Nooderlicht is moored in snow-blasted Fuglefjorden in north-west Svalbard, and we are all huddled together on the deck to watch the marvel of nature we’d been hoping we might witness; a polar bear diving in the freezing[…..]

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The Romance of Catastrophe

I spent some of this morning slowly reading a terrific book by Francis Spufford, about the polar expeditions, gloriously subtitled ‘Ice and the English imagination’; I read the chapter about the sublime, and, among other things, the romance of catastrophe[…..]

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We woke up in Kinnvika fjord in the north west of Svalbard. From the deck, we saw low hinterlands scattered with snow, rising to peaks; and in the distance a thin white line of sea ice trapped by the wind[…..]

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Nick Drake

Poet, playwright and novelist, London Nick Drake, born near London in 1961, has published two volumes of poetry: ‘The Man in the White Suit’, winner of Forward Prize for best first collection) and ‘From The Word Go’. He wrote the[…..]

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