FUN-travel: Raudfjorden, Svalbard – A&K Arctic Cruise Day 5

September 1, 2014 by  

Day 43 – Tuesday, August 12 – Raudfjorden, Svalbard – A&K Arctic Cruise Day 5 – foggy – calm seas – low 40’s – 24 hrs daylight

What I LIKE

  • 7:30 – typical wake up
  • 9:00 – scout boats sent to look for polar bears
  • 10:00 – 1st expedition in 1st group – zodiac tour
  • – see mama bear w/baby bear on shore close to water
  • – only 40 yards away!
  • 11:30 – return – AWESOME 10+
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Mama Bear

  • 1:00 – lunch
  • Room R & R
  • 7:00 – expedition recap & tomorrow schedule in theatre Deck 4
  • 7:30 – dinner Deck 2 – mushroom soup, frog legs, salmon – VG!
  • 10:30 – swing out w/music in Lounge on 3 – piano, vocals & dancing!
  • Get an hour back!
  • No satellite coverage – no internet
  • – just enjoy being in present w/o distraction
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Baby Bear

 What I DON’T LIKE

  • missed mama bear jumping in water to pull up carcass
  • only one expedition – early sail to Greenland
  • – no satellite coverage – no internet
  • – getting board w/only bi polar documentaries

FUN-fact – Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (16 July 1872 – 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910–12) to become the first men to reach the South Pole in December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached the North Pole.

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