Saturday, 24 July 2010

Ny Alesund, Svalbard

We arrived at the tiny town of Ny Alesund and, although the ship didn't actually fit on the pier, the Captain skillfully docked us alongside.

Pirates!  Here in Ny Alesund?  perhaps not,  this raft looked like it was built for fun.
The hotel looked kind of quiet...
This amazing place had all sorts of buildings,  the Kafe...
the research buildings...
and the small wooden houses and huts...
not to forget the furthest north post office.
they all sat on the edge of the Arctic tundra

but the train didn't seem to be running today.  (okay, I had to take a photo of the train, everyone takes a photo of the train ! )

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