Posted by: Gary Guertin | August 15, 2015

9B. Viking Cruise – Aug. 7, 2015 – Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen, Norway – Part 2

THIS IS PART 2 OF THE 9. Ny Alesund POST, PLEASE DON’T START UNTIL YOU HAVE READ 9A Aug. 7, 2015 – Ny Alesund – PART 1 WHICH IS THE NEXT POST BELOW.

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Here’s an administration building:

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This is why we were warned to stay on the path.  None of the residents go outside this area without their rifles, because although polar bears look nice and friendly, they are always looking for food; human, animal, or whatever they can get, thus the sign:

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All we saw, however, was a few reindeer out in the distance:

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A dog pound for the site:

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Beautiful views everywhere you look:

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As I returned to the ship,  a fellow passenger agreed to take my picture after the long trek:

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One last sign re the lab:

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On the way out of the port, the captain announced some polar bears had been sighted, so I rushed out with my camera and snapped away at the far off cliffs. After to many photos to count I think the best I can show you is this photo which looks like a polar bear on top of some ice (or something white):

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That’s it for Ny Alesund.  On Saturday, Aug. 8th, and Sunday, Aug. 9th, we sailed toward Iceland and our first port there; Akureyri.  Until then,

Love You All:

Gary (alias Gagu)


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