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I’ve just returned from a trip with Oceanwide Expeditions to East Greenland. Greenland, the land of the huge icebergs, spectacular scenery, narrow (or wide) fjords and at this time of year beautiful autumn colours on the tundra. 40 more words


The Firemaker by Peter May

The Firemaker by Peter May (1999) French title : Meurtres à Pékin. Translated by Ariane Bataille.

The Firemaker our Book Club read for August, so yes, I might be a little late with the billet. 393 more words

20th Century

Getting ready

Each October/November the male Reindeer shed their antlers. In spring they start to grow again to be ready for the rut somewhere in September/October. This male Spitsbergen Reindeer was getting ready for it. 29 more words



The end of August marks the start of autumn on Spitsbergen. The first snow starts to fall, definitely on the mountaintops, but sometimes also at sea level and the tundra gets their autumn colours as well. 54 more words


New Polar M200 - Invisible ??!! ... or it could have interchangeable straps

Following recent public FCC filings for a new Polar, here Polar’s site shows a replaceable strap. Not giving too much away other than ‘it’s round’. Which we already knew.

Gadgets & Gear


This bear seems to be surrounded. Not that he really matters, the birds surrounding him will nicely wait until he’s done. They do respect him. But both the Glaucous Gulls as the Ivory Gulls would really like to get a bite of his seal as well. 38 more words