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#248717 - 08/07/17 09:16 AM Walrus sea mail  
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New thread to post our adventures on Walrus.


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#248718 - 08/07/17 10:30 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Sitting in a wonderful cafe on the waterfront enjoying pizza and pasta. Fun morning running into Kim Alice Rachel George on HO HO bus. Great sculpture park. Looking forward to seeing everyone this afternoon.


"Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero"

Horace

#248720 - 08/07/17 10:41 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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If you have extra time in Longyearbyen, be sure to visit their excellent museum. It's a short walk from where the ship is docked.

#248723 - 08/07/17 01:12 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Kim, Alice, George, and I got on the HOHO bus this am, and who was sitting there but Marc and Arlene. We had a fun time visiting Vigeland park, then Kim, Alice, George, and I went to the huge new ski jump. Very interesting.

Jim, we went to that museum last time we were there. Silversea actually took us on an excursion there. It is very nice.

#248724 - 08/08/17 05:09 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Monday in Oslo was a lot of fun. Vigeland park had a cool looking sun dial. George did a great job explaining it to some interested tourists.

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Kim
#248725 - 08/08/17 05:11 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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I liked this clock in the marina.

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Kim
#248726 - 08/08/17 05:23 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Very cool to take the trek with George and Rachael up to the ski jump.

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Kim
#248727 - 08/08/17 05:35 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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See the ski jump between the giant heads?

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More from the sculpture park:

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Kim
#248728 - 08/08/17 06:22 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Thanks for posting the pics, Kim.

Good news--Missy is completely recovered, so Jenny took her home yesterday.

I got up early this am for a walk around downtown Oslo. George slept. See everyone at the airport.

#248729 - 08/08/17 07:34 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Great news re Missy! Kim and alice, me and Jerry, Marcie, Marc and Arlene all trolled for dinner around the airport last night. There actually were quite a few options pre security so we grabbed some sandwiches etc and sat in the hotel lobby bar to dine. Not fancy but entirely satisfactory beginning to our adventure. This morning most of us opted for breakfast in the hotel. We saw Ngaire Ken June and Ralph in addition to Doug and Andi , Marcie and Tom, Kim and Alice. Missed you and George, Rachel. We gave a great group on this trip! Heading over for our charter flight to Longyearbyen and the Silver Explorer.
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#248730 - 08/14/17 08:35 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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First day and first landing.
We were warned little or no internet. So I am writing and will post when and if we get internet.

We were in group one. We landed at an old whaling station that was on a sandy beach. The highlight was that a group of male Walrus had hauled out on the beach. About five Walrus were still in the water. The ones in the water were great. They were very close to the shore and at one point four of them came within about 40 feet of us. Amazing sighting.
Later that day we had binocular bear.

Second day
Polar bear on the second day was great. At 6.15 am we heard the announcement that there was a polar bear in the water swimming towards the ship. Jumped out of bed threw on clothes and went upstairs. This was a great sighting. The bear would swim and then climb on an ice flow. This was repeated two times. Very visible with the naked eye I would guess about 100 yards. He looked big. Ken got some great shots. The sea has been so calm. No wind. Today it was totally calm at times as we sailed through the ice flows. Really beautiful.

Tonight the group had dinner outside at hot rocks. A perfect night, no wind and now they have a canopy over the eating area. Wasn't cold at all. The food was great I am going back again for sure.


Just got internet more to follow.


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#248731 - 08/14/17 09:39 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Sorry did not keep up with the day by day reports. Highlights follow.

Monacobreen Glacier was fantastic. Gorgeous sunny day with no wind. We got quite close to the glacier and saw a bearded seal.

Some land excursions were very popular with light hikes.

Last day was July 14th Glacier. Half of the guests hiked up to stand on the Glacier and the other took a zodiac ride. Everyone loved the day. From the zodiac we saw puffins in two areas and we see reindeer quite close one old male had a massive rack. Then we went close to the Glacier and saw great pieces of ice. Another beautiful day The walkers looked like a winding line of red coming down the mountain.

Now we are at sea and have Internet for the day.



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#248732 - 08/14/17 11:21 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Photos From WALRUS - Sorry for the delay, we just got internet today:

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Flying into Longyearbyen.
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The Silver Explorer was waiting for us.
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And the Walrus were wating for us.
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Our second polar bear.
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Sniffing the air for food.

#248733 - 08/14/17 11:24 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Then he looked right at me.
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Arctic Fox being buzzed by an Arctic Tern.
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He came to the rock in front of us.
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Arctic Tern.
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#248734 - 08/14/17 11:25 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Very Foggy.
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Bearded Seal.
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#248735 - 08/14/17 01:05 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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I loved seeing these great photos ! Thanks!


Betty

#248736 - 08/14/17 01:15 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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As noted above, we didn't sail off the top of the world, just no Internet. I am posting some more pics on the cc site, don't know how to on this one.

#248737 - 08/14/17 01:15 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Beautiful pictures, especially the fox!


Karen




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#248738 - 08/14/17 02:13 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Terrific photos! Love the animals and happy faces! I've been tracking your ship on the NOAA website which has been fun, although not as good as seamail!


Kathy
#248740 - 08/14/17 09:17 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Another highlight for me on this cruise. Outstanding rack of lamb. I ordered a double order and then another double order. Could easily have eaten more. REALLY good. Plus a great clam chowder that was more like a bisque and a very good lemmon sorbet. I was a very happy camper.

Wind howling outside but not very rocky must be going in the right direction. Marc said the ice charts look good for Greenland so things are going well.

Lots of cards, scrabble, lectures and catching up on the internet today. One more day at sea and then Greenland.


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#248743 - 08/14/17 09:26 PM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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Haven't had internet until today. Everyone is having a great time! These photos were taken with an iPhone and posted with an iPhone, so not the greatest. I just figure I'll get Ken's photos. But wanted to share some with the LCT family!

The 6:10 AM get up polar bear.

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Marcie, Helen and Alice zodiac cruising:

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Kim
#248744 - 08/15/17 10:37 AM Re: Walrus sea mail [Re: Ngaire]  
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14 July Glacier, Svalbard:

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Atlantic Pufin.
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Svalbard Reindeer.
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A hike to the glacier.
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Kim & Alice.
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Alice, Ken, Tom, Arlene, Marc, Ngaire, Marcie, Kim, Helen & Jerry.


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