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Posts from Sunday 16 September, 2007

Amy Love!

By Amy // Sunday 16 Sep // 23:15:11 // 4 Comments // View

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hey guys, it’s just a quick hello today. yesterday we went around Trygghamna and spotted two reindeers and when back at the ship we saw a polar bear, he was amazing! don’t worry, i’m fine!

miss you guys all so much and i wish you were here with me to see the sun set, to feel the breeze to wake up in the morning to the sound of nothingness, the whole thing is just incredible! i was on night duty last night from 4:00 til 6:00 am, i was in charge of driving the ship, and luckily the ship didn’t sink.
am a great sailor now…haha!

hope you’re all well and if you have any questions please blog me, this place is awesome and i want to share it with you all as much as possible! i will blog more during the week so keep checking!
u8232 amy x

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Update from Ny Alesund

By Doriana // Sunday 16 Sep // 12:45:46 // View

We’re Now In Ny Alesund. Saw Some Glaciers, Watched Them Fall, Was Awesome!.
I’m Good, I’m Ok, It’s Getting Colder. Didn’t See Any Other Animals.
Some Of The Others Are Already Doing Their Science Projects. I’m Still Waiting To Talk To A Scientist.
See You All Soon.

B?f0

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TO ALL SCHOOLS: Please put in your questions to the youth voyagers early!

By Colin // Sunday 16 Sep // 10:53:09 // 1 Comment // View

Our voyagers will be looking at your submitted questions 12 hours earlier than expected due to scheduling conflicts.  Please make sure to put in all your comments and questions ahead of schedule. They are all looking forward to your support and inquiries.

Please note: the time of video posting and the Q & A section will remain as planned.

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The Sverdrup Institute

By Joe // Sunday 16 Sep // 10:28:11 // View

Carl Petter Nielsen welcomes the Cape Farewell Expedition.

The Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2007 is welcomed by Carl Petter Nielson from the Sverdrup Institute for the next few days. The expedition will be assisted by the Polar Institute in carrying out their climate change experiments.

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Finally arrived in Ny Alesund!!!

By Suba // Sunday 16 Sep // 09:28:27 // 1 Comment // View

We have finally arrived in Ny Alesund! 

It was quite a lot of work to get here. The kids and the adults spent the entire night taking turns on night duty in 2-hour sessions. This involved waking up in the middle of the night, putting all their warm gear on, and standing on deck with the captain to help sail the boat, pull up sails and watch out for icebergs in the ocean around us. The kids worked really hard all night, and as a result, are very tired today.  However, arriving in Ny Alesund made all that hard work worth the while. It is absolutely breathtaking! 

Today, the weather is beautiful…warm and sunny…blue skies all around us.

News flash: the weather forecast is predicting snow and sleet as of tomorrow (17 September 2007) and possibly the rest of the week, which means our internet connection may be slow or affected by the weather.   We expect that our blogging and videos will be posted as scheduled, however it may changed slightly if we are not able to properly connect.

We have arrived at the Sverdrup Institute. We were greeted by Carl Petter Nielsen, an optical engineer, who has gratiously allowed us to use this facility as a basecamp for scientific analysis and art composition.

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