Crumbling glaciers and Arctic dancing…

By Nonie // Tuesday 18 Sep // 17:20:25 // 1 Comment


How’s it going? Have been having an amazing time, sorry I couldn’t do the live blogging yesterday- the website wasn’t working. Ny Alesund is the most northerly town in the world- and at the moment probably the quietest- it almost feels deserted although quite a lot of research etc. goes on here. I hope you saw my video that was posted yesterday- if you did you would have heard me talk about the glacier we saw crumbling- yesterday afternoon an even bigger bit broke off and now there is a massive great chunk of ice sitting in the sea which wasn’t there two days ago. The face of the glacier has changed so much in the 3 days we have been here- it is scary how much to think it will have changed in a year’s time. What is even more scary is the noise the ice makes as it breaks- like thunder- and the way the water erupts in a huge wave and floods onto the beach.

We also completed our group art project yesterday- an arrangement of ice and ice sculptures in shapes, walls and balances- the piece was all about balance and hopefully you will see some good pictures of it soon. Everyone worked together to complete it and it took a while- it was such a sense of achievement to finish it and to see what we had created.

Today we were doing a dance piece in a place called ‘London’ on an island called Blomstrand- it was a very reflective piece of Indian movement and we were all spread out on the rocks down to the beach – it should be pretty awesome to watch because we were all moving together and with this beautiful background behind us- it was a very peaceful and relaxing thing to do but just a little bit cold!- I couldn’t feel my toes at the end even though I had 8 layers and about 3 pairs of socks on!

Hope you’re all good, thanks for all your comments and sorry I can’t answer them all!

Love Nonie xx x xx x xx

P.S. My big toes misses you too thank you Kate and Emily! !
And Gaby you don’t get Eskimos in the Norweigan Arctic!

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1 Comment

  1. Jerry Heal Thursday 20 Sep, 2007 // 14:32:21

    Dear Nonie – Second attempt to communicate with you on your blog, hope this one works. We have been fascinated by your activity and progress, and the impressions you have informed, and wonder how you are getting on with your “from the bottom or the top” question on ince-melt. We also wonder how you have found living and working in the Arctic and what lessons you have may have come across.

    Also to say again that Sarah had her babay last Saturday (15th) – a little girl named Alexandra Jennifer Charlotte. Heal features (spitting image of me, poor thing but with Sarah’s hair). Mum and baby fine and home within 24 hours. How starnge that this new-life event should coincide with your experiments with life in the Arctic..

    Hope all well going well for you – we are are wathcing the site daily so even if the blog or Q&A does not work we have a good idea of what you are up to. We’re all very proud. Loads of love, Dad, Sarah, Oliver and Alexandra xxxxx

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