Sunday, 25 March 2012

Alta and arctic sunset

It was obvious the snow and ice were melting in Alta yesterday afternoon. The temperatures were definitely higher than during our
visit 3 weeks ago and some of the roads had deep puddles of water where the water couldn't drain away.

Last night looked favourable for an aurora with a spectacular, if brief, intense blue light just as the sun set. Unfortunately
the snow clouds gathered over the Marco Polo and I don't know if anyone saw the Northern Lights from the ship. There were several
excursions that returned to the ship in the early hours of this morning and I'm starting to hear good reports of the lights from the
people who braved the snow.

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