Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Svalbard at Christmas

A few Svalbard spots this Christmas.
There was a repeat of Planet Earth: the producer Alastair Fothergill said Svalbard was one of his favourite places visited during the filming. Some polar bear images in the end of year reviews.
Also an interesting article on the BBC NEWS site, which looked at the difference between the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen and the Russian Barentsburg.
Led me to another story about Svalbard being site of a planned seed bank which will store the world's DNA in case of catastrophe...
Laurel is also on her way to Svalbard after leaving Greenland on her COLD PHOTO journey.
No further replies to my postings on the SVALBARD FORUM.

Update: forgot to put this on earlier...Many thanks to Tony who managed to capture this view of Santa about to arrive in Svalbard on Christmas Eve...

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