We are very nearly at the end of this amazing journey. Looking back, the experience feels like some kind of lucid dream. There is something very magical about this part of the world, it pulls you in gradually and puts[…..]
We ventured out to deep sea for two days so that Simon Boxhil could take temperature readings from the West Spitsburgen Current. I took this time as an opportunity to try to organize my photographs and film recordings from the[…..]
Most evenings, we have a lecture from one of the scientists or artists explaining their profession and the reason for being on this expedition. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez gave us a very interesting presentation on ocean acidification. Debora studies microscopic plant cells[…..]
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Glacial Arktic Sketch, audio file Arktos Free-verse (scientific style!!!) “One day differed very little from another on board the ship, and the description of one is, in every particular of any importance, a[…..]
After four days of battling sea ice around the Mossel Halvoya peninsular we decided to turn back down the south west coast of Svalbard. We waited patiently for the ice to clear checking the sea ice charts daily. Unfortunately, when[…..]
It was fantastic to see the moon for the first time last night and a full one at that. There has been very little darkness on this trip so far, the sun only just dips below the horizon at night[…..]
Video by Matt Wainwright.
I haven’t visited anywhere in the world that is as quiet and solitary as the great outdoors of Svalbard. On a calm day there is mostly silence. When exploring the landscape there is very little audible variation. You have the[…..]