Svaldbard (aka Spitzbergen)
(click on a picture for a larger view)

Longyear Glacier -
a place for tennis shoe hiking.

Longyearbyen from the glacier

Sand melting into the glacier



The ridge above the glacier

The ridge above the glacier

Down to the east

The down of Longyearbyen

The Professor Malonchov,
the boat I went to Antarctica on,
was there.


Serge and I headed out in a rubber boat
with a 35 horse motor that didn't run very well.

Here's where we ended up.


You have to take a gun whenever you
leave town because of the polar bears.
There are a couple thousand on the island
and they're not afraid of people.


The North Sea on the way to France