Polar Bear Hunt 2015 - Day 15
Expedition Day 10: Alkhornet and Ekmanfjorden
This was our last full day of the cruise. We went ashore at Alkhornet to get up close to the reindeer and to look for a fox family that lived nearby. Later we cruised into Ekmanfjorden then crossed over south to moor back at Longyearbyen. Our cruise had come to an end.
Alkhornet is a wet and fertile plain at the foot of a very tall mountain. We came ashore then walked in a long loop around the rock outcrops. A large herd of reindeer were grazing nearby. They did not seem to notice us as we walked close by.
Video of Julibukta
A video of the reindeer at Alkhornet.
And back to Longyearbyen
We returned to Longyearbyen in the early evening, ready for an early morning departure. Of course, the sky cleared, all the low cloud vanished and we had the brightest sunshine, even at midnight, that we had seen on the whole voyage. Longyearbyen looked almost inviting with its many-coloured buildings and ships in the harbour. We had our lasy opportunity to visit the ship's bar and to listen to Adam play and sing. Then we were ferried ashore, collected our luggage and were soon back at the airport for those typical direction sign photos.
A final Video of Adam
Someone composed new words to the old Eagles song "Hotel California" Here is a video (and the words!.
Last updated: 9/12/2015