Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Just back from the frozen north!

Female Polar Bear cub nr Binnebukta, Wilhelmøya, Svalbard, 30 July 08. Digiscoped from the MV Aleksey Maryshev using Leica APO Televid 77 c/w 20xWA eyepiece and Leica D-Lux 3.

Whilst the builders continued with the house, Liz and I went on a long-awaited, once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Arctic. I'll get a trip report with photos (like above!) on here asap.

By the way, the above Polar Bear cub was seen with its mum and brother at 'Binnebukta' which in Norwegian translates as Bay of the Mother Bear (bukta = bay, binne = mother bear).

I've already posted an update on how Jon and the guys have progressed during our absence on our Crowtree Renovation blog. What an amazing difference in just eight working days!

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