Tag Archives: summer


Seward, Alaska

We have an unplanned port call on Le Soleal in Seward, Alaska today. Captain Le Rouzic calls another ‘all passenger’ meeting this morning to announce that overnight our plans to visit Holgate Glacier today have […]


Paris Redux…

It’s time to leave London on the Eurostar, and head for Paris for the night on the way to Hong Kong. The benefit of being close to St Pancras is that it’s a short roll […]


Around London

6 days in London has flown by, and it has only rained briefing on the last evening in London (Tuesday), on the way to The Shard. I decided to spend the 6 days visiting some […]


Polar Bear!, Svalbard Archipelago

Another zodiac cruise is scheduled for this morning at Holmiabukta, and being an overcast day with intermittent rain, it seems a good idea to stay in bed to get over the rotten head cold I’ve […]


Liefdefjorden & the Texas Bar, Svalbard Archipelago

Well, I didn’t really see either of them – I went to bed last night with the beginnings of a cold, and by morning it’s a good day to stay in bed. The weather at […]


Alkefjellet, Svalbard Archipelago

During the night, we cross the 80th parallel on our way to Alkefjellet, the site in Svalbard of a large breeding colony of Brünichs guillemots,  a small brown and white bird that prefers to nest […]