The beginning of an Arctic Adventure
|Up around Spitsbergen|
|The pale of pale blue on the icebergs through to the deepest of blues|
when looking straight down to the depths.
Well I am always up for a challenge and two weeks later I stepped on the plane to Spitsbergen, flying NZ, Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam, Oslo, Tromso then finally over the Arctic Ocean to Spitsbergen landing in Longyearbyen township.
The fliet from Tromso to Longyearbyen was amazing with flying in late April, there was all day and night sun so flying in at eleven o'clock I could see small, large icebergs scattered across the sea in a random dot to dot pattern. I found this an amazing site since the sea is usually free from anything apart from ships of course.
The aeroplane was another thing, old, it seemed very old! and the plane could only travel in pure visibility
due to having no technology on the plane or ground to fly other wise. So we rattled over the freezing ice berged water and pretty snowflakes appeared on the round port holes of the plane.
A mixture of nervousness, excitement, anticipation and oh my god what the hell and I doing here! cascaded through me.I was really entering the unknown, when I look back it seemed crazy! meet random man who gives me a job which I fly too and have no idea where I am going, who the people are on board and the ship has mainly Russian crew which is a whole other experience.
|Russian crewman pretending to be the head chef, lol.|
The photos have not been enhanced at all, the colours are as they where taken. It is the land of light on top of the world.
|An Arctic Ice Field|