Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Last day...

Today is the last day at the office. Tomorrow I will start my summer vacation. I will board the cruise-ship MV Fram (as i have done the last couple of years ;0)), where I will work as a lecturer and guide. We will sail a few days around on the NW corner of Svalbard before heading over to NE-Greenland and my favourite places on Earth :D. From here we will follow the coast-line south to Iceland, where I will jump off on September 18th!
Then the rest of the vacation will be spent in Iceland, preparing for our wedding...

Anna is not coming on the cruise, as she is working until the 12th, before flying home to Iceland.

All updates for the next 14 days will be on my Greenland blog (link on this page)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Reindeer hunting

Friday morning I called my father and asked him if he wanted to come to Svalbard to go reindeer hunting with me. He came back from NE-Greenland on Sunday and has therefore been away for most of the summer. He thought some hours and then he flew up the same evening. The weather was excellent on Friday. The forecast predicted sun and now clouds for the whole week-end, but when we woke up it was quite cloudy. The other side of the fjord was sunny so we expected the sun to break through during the day.
Steinar drove us and 5 other out to the hunting terrain in Hollenderdalen.
We walked for around 1 1/2 hours when we saw a reindeer. One of the girls tried to shot it, but it was a bit difficult for her. We continued for a short while when we saw several heards of reindeer. I shot the first one and the two other girls shot their reindeer shortly after. Since we where so close to each other we could help each other. When we started cutting the animals, the sun came and it got nice and warm and beautiful weather. At 1630 we got picked up by by a RIB and where back in Longyearbyen in time for "lördagsbiffen" at Huset. The evening was spent in the hot-tub :D

Today the weather has been low clouds. My father will fly home to night.