5 – IN THE BACKYARD
It’s the dark season now. In the middle of the day we can see some light from the south behind the mountains.
Since the last excursion we have done and learned a lot, closer to home. It starts to feel more normal to live here and it is easier to understand how to dress. Still, I am sometimes surprised by how the same temperature can feel so different with or without the wind.
The last weeks we have learned a lot about leadership, first aid and about how Svalbard is organized. I am impressed by the search and rescue operations performed here in the past and impressed by how things are organized in the Svalbard wilderness. I feel privileged to learn about this and to get more knowledge and skills, step by step.
In about 2 weeks I will be travelling down to the Netherlands for a short time, to come up here in January again. There is so much to look forward to, when I come back up here!
I can’t wait until there is more snow, to see the mountains all covered in white and to ski down from them.
Soon I hope to capture the Northern Lights, that have been shining above us. But for now, some pictures from trips close to town, from the winter that started in autumn.