George, Editor in chief
Sat 30 April 2005Arrived in Svalbard (= Spitzbergen) via Oslo and Tromso. Tromso is pretty northerly in Norway and the flight took us over the Arctic Ocean (?) from where we were able to see not very much as the whole of the archipelago of Svalbard seemed to be covered in cloud. Lower down, and as we came into land the fjords became clearly visible and an extraordinary network pattern of broken ice on the sea, where the pack ice was melting and breaking up. No polar bears in evidence!
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