2016-09-2 Week 1 - Svalbard, Norway

  • Coal Mine Towers
    Coal Mine Towers
    Long lines of coal buckets would have moved along the towers.
    Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Houses
    Houses
    Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Snowmobiles
    Snowmobiles
    It seems that there is one of these for everyone in Longyearbyen.
    Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Roald Amundsen
    Roald Amundsen
    F311, Norwegian Naval Vessel - although a demilitarized zone, supplies sometimes arrive via warships.
    Longyearbyen Port, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • M/S Stockholm
    M/S Stockholm
    First view of our home for the next two weeks.
    Longyearbyen Port, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Ship's Builder
    Ship's Builder
    The ship is 63 years old, but very well cared for.
    M/S Stockholm, Longyearbyen Port, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • White-beaked Dolphin
    White-beaked Dolphin
    Lagenorhynchus albirostris - not long after leaving port we encountered about 200 dolphins feeding in the bay.
    Isfjord, M/S Stockholm, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • White-beaked Dolphin
    White-beaked Dolphin
    Lagenorhynchus albirostris - repeated jumps gave me an opportunity to get some airborne photos.
    Isfjord, M/S Stockholm, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • White-beaked Dolphin
    White-beaked Dolphin
    Lagenorhynchus albirostris - we spent considerable time with the dolphins, a great start to the trip.
    Isfjord, M/S Stockholm, Svalbard, Norway, September 10, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Sunrise
    Sunrise
    Our first morning found us in this interesting fjord.
    Smeerenburgfjorden, M/S Stockholm, Svalbard, Norway, September 11, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Smeerenburgbreen
    Smeerenburgbreen
    A fairly active glacier with noise and calving.
    M/S Stockholm, Svalbard, Norway, September 11, 2016
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    Larry Jackson
  • Black-legged Kittiwakes
    Black-legged Kittiwakes
    Rissa tridactyla - feeding near calving glaciers seems to be good.
    Smeerenburgbreen, M/S Stockholm, Svalbard, Norway, September 11, 2016
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    Larry Jackson