Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, is in Arctic Svalbard with us aboard National Geographic Explorer. Today he sent us this dispatch that was posted as a Daily Expedition Report about his time in the Hinlopen Strait.
Midnight snow in driving wind and intimate fog. The ship moves through a portion of Hinlopen Strait, which runs about 110 miles northwest to southeast.
On the morning deck, the hardier souls look upward at one of Svalbard’s largest concentrations of nesting seabirds. Here, at Kapp Fanshawe on the high cliffs of Alkefjellet, the sheer walls of dolerite are alive. The climate is high Arctic, snow turning to sleet, ice forming on the beard of the Zodiac driver…
Read the rest of the Daily Expedition Report here.