Team: Malcolm Craik, Barbara Lane, Allan Richardson, Margaret Richardson, Jane Sarginson, Claire Vivian
Wow!! If you ever get the change to visit Svalbard you must go. Six of us spent 5 days in the frozen North and it was one of the best things I've ever done. We saw seals and polar bears and experienced 24 hour daylight (which I loved!). We also had a chance to ride around on snow mobiles, have a boat trip, visit a coal mine and go and explore an ice cave. Wildlife and going underground. The perfect combination for a holiday.
Polar bear photos by Malcolm and Barbara.
|Midnight in Longyearbyen.|
|About to visit a coal mine.|
|Entering the igloo above the ice cave.|
|Allan in one of the passages in the cave.|
|Claire, Barbara, Margaret, Malcolm, Allan and Jane ready to go snowmobiling.|
|Boat trip to Pyramiden|
|Mother and cub walking near the edge of the ice.|
|Time for a swim|
|Polar bear cub|
|Mother with a radio collar|
|Yes, polar bears have black tongues.|
|Allan wears shorts, as usual. Even the locals were taking photos!|