It's been over a month now since we embarked on our Arctic adventure and we'll be taking these next few weeks to retrace our journey. We arrived in Longyearbyen on June 10, three days before our fellow artist explorers were due in town, so we had some time to look around.
Costa and Electric QT went to the Global Seed Vault in the afternoon. We couldn't go in (Costa gave the door a try) but it was still interesting to see the structure and get another view of Spitsbergen.
Hello from Longyearbyen, the largest town on the largest island Spitsbergen in the archipelago known as Svalbard.
This morning, we had our Polar Bear safety briefing and logistics run through with our program coordinator Sarah and expedition leader Theres. They are AMAZING!
Tomorrow we board the Anitgua and head north. We caught a glimpse of our soon to be home on our walk back into town. It's the barquentine tall ship right in the middle. We'll be offline for two weeks...so see you end of the month!
Glad you're joining us here. I'm an artist + educator learning and creating from the amazing things encountered adventuring in Svalbard in the high Arctic and around the world.