Saturday, October 1, 2011

off we go

Yesterday we had a last afternoon hike before setting sail. A light snow rendered everything black and white, erasing the oranges, greens and purples of the late fall landscape. In the summer it would have been a good trip for fossil collecting, but the snow cover made it more about enjoying the landscape, textures and vistas. 

The boat is waiting for us as we scramble to get off our last missives. This afternoon we sail away from internet and regular contact, into the the Arctic wilderness.

Postings will resume on our return, around 10.15.11.

part way up Sarkofagen, view to the north past Longyearbyen

the Antigua awaits us

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