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Rescue

Russian Icebreaker comes to our rescue.
Never mind the Polar Bears, beware of the Walrus!!!

June 16th 2005
Its midnight, and after flying in from the arctic, we are now sitting on Cord and Leonie’s front door step waiting for Cord to return from work to let us in. A good time to do some writing. What is really amazing, is that this is the first time we have been under a night sky in 2 weeks. On arrival at Longyearbyen airport we were met by a stuffed polar bear and a very fuzzy haired Dutchman, ca ... read more
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 Flag First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.... ... read more
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