Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wednesday in the far far north

We spent the day at Longyearbyn Kultur Hus working together. We spent a lot of time talking and reading about S A Andree's doomed attempt to reach the north pole in 1897 in a balloon. This has become a bit of an obsession. We tracked his full journey, three days by balloon and then many many weeks over the ice.

We also spent some time looking at Strindberg's pictures from the expedition which he took with a special camera of his own design. The undeveloped negatives survived the crash, the torturous trek over the ice and 30 years frozen on a small island close to Svalbard.

At midday we went outside to see if the sun had come up.

It had not. We will head out after dinner to see if we can spot the Northern Lights again. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Vei 222,Longyearbyen,Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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