Arctic Blues

By Jessica // Wednesday 26 Sep // 14:59:10 // No Comments

Been back in London for three days now and it seems like such a long time ago that i had to say goodbye to all the wonderful people that I had the pleaseure of working with over the two weeks of the Cape Farewell youth expedition. I am really missing the quiet, majestic, awesome landscape of Svalbard, particularly Ny Alesund. It really was the most amazing experience of my life, everybody worked so well together and resolved differences quickly and amenably, without hidden agendas or resentment – just goes to show how fantastic the human race can be when it tries. I learned so much about so many things and experienced so much including many challenges, and I am proud of what i accomplished. I am also aware of the fact there is so much more to be done and that is the start of a big journey that is going to be hard work, but worth it if we can get people to significantly reduce their imapct on climate chaos.

I have some absolutely wonderful memeories that Iwill cherish for the rest of my life, thank you to everyone involved, I will never forget you. From Polar Bear pawprints to the graphs being moved their were so many highs (and lows) I can’t believe we experienced so much in so little time. i never believed I could fall in love with a place, but now a little bit of my heart will always belong to Svalbard.

Keep the faith,

Jess x

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