Snow melting is at full speed in the town and the close vicinity of it, but further out in the valleys there is a lot of snow, the problem is getting there, since it is illegal to drive on ground not covered by snow. Which is understandable;0)
|Taken from my living room and across the fjord. This is the coal pier in Longyearbyen.|
Monday was my birthday, so after spending the whole day at the office, weather cleared up a bit so we flew up on Operafjellet (950 m a.s.l) and measured snow depth and put up sticks for the drilling at this place, later this spring. The temperature up there was above 0 degrees and the snow was wet. Then we went to Kroa and had a good dinner to celebrate. Tuesday i brought a cake to the office, since the bakery did not have time to bake me one on Monday.
Unfortunately the very good web camera from Longyearbyen has been Coded, so I can not access it anymore, but I added some new cameras.