Category Archives: The Arctic

Day 12

Day 12 I am packed and have vacated my cabin. The last couple of days have been uneventful, just sailing back to Bergen and the end of the cruise. There has been short ( 30 minutes or so) stops at … Continue reading

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Day 10

Day 10 Today it feels like the end of term. We are to be travelling all day. This morning there was a Leaving the Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. Passengers were treated to a teaspoonful of cod liver oil and … Continue reading

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Day 9 Harstad to Sortland

9 At 11pm. Last night, Quite unexpectedly, we heard the announcement, ” the lights SWW”. It was totally unexpected because the conditions were far from perfect. There was a fair bit of cloud around and there was a moon together … Continue reading

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Day 7 March 1st Kirkenes

Day 7 1st March We have just returned from an excellent trip. First we visited the husky kennels. 148 working huskies plus about a dozen puppies. The dogs were very excited to see visitors and enjoyed being made a fuss … Continue reading

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Day 6 Top of the World(well Europe anyway)

Day 6 at the Top of the World ( well Europe anyway)     Today we reach our furthest point, the North Cape. So far I haven’t felt cold once, either on or off the ship. The biggest surprise is … Continue reading

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Day 5 Tromso

  Day 5 Tromso Tromso turns out to be a lively town. Like most of the towns here it is a fishing town but it is also a popular ski resort. From the ship the quayside and the streets appeared … Continue reading

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Day 5

Day 5 27th February Last night at about 11.45 the Captain had a show- off moment by taking the ship into the narrowest fiord one could imagine. Most of the passengers, including me, stood on deck in the pouring freezing … Continue reading

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Day 4 Crossing the Line

26th February Day 4 We crossed the Arctic circle at 7.18 this morning. The announcement woke me and I was greeted by a magnificent dawn sky. The landscape here is different from yesterday, all sharp peaks and more snow. It … Continue reading

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Trondheim Day 3

25th February Day3 This morning we moored at Trandheim fro 7 a.m. till midday. I walked into the town which proved to be fairly undistinguished with the exception of its cathedral which had the most exceptional stonework all over its … Continue reading

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Day2 Alesund

I was awakened during the night by a brilliant light shing into the cabin. We had stopped at a LPG rig which was working under floodlights. I was able to go off to sleep again and woke again to a … Continue reading

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