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Finally arrived in Ny Alesund!!!

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

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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1 Comment

  1. Mum, Andy, Maisie and Mushoo Monday 17 Sep, 2007 // 14:18:40

    Hi Nonie, We watched for your broadcast this morning but unfortuntaely there were technical problems – and there still are. So we are still waiting with bated breath to hear all about it. Your first 2 blogs were great. I (A) want to know, please, if there are any pet dogs up there, or only huskies? Do you see dog sleds at all? Lots of love from us all – The Firry Ones

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