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Published: August 1st 2008
In Longyearbyen I tried to find out where the rest of the polar bears would be. This guy wasn't much help at all!
Hello to you all from Svalbard where I have been having a bit of an adventure trying to find my elusive cousins from the north.
First it was a visit to a museum to get some directions and then onto a boat from Longyearbyen (halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole) to head out into the ice.
There are many beautiful fjords here as well as lots of birds, seals, walruses and other wildlife. There was lots of ice and our boat had to help another smaller boat through the ice by crashing through first. I got to stand on the bow of the boat and watch. Very exciting...but very cold at the same time.
Anyhoo, we found my big scary polar relatives...well probably not really relatives as Koalas aren't bears and Polar bears look rather more like sloths...but couldn't get too close as they are quite dangerous.
Now I am headed to warmer climes to thaw out before getting in the tardis to get home.
See you all soon.
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