August 8, 2018 - Dispatch from Nanuq: On the heels of a polar bear
Paola Catapano sends the first dispatch from Nanuq’s excursion into Northern Svalbard. The adventure features signs of royals, polar bears and polluting fishermen – and it is just day one!
“Peter gave me the honour of the helm for this first sail out of Ny Alesund and it was great to slalom among ice blocks and the long waves. Just out of Ny Alesund we saw – barely visible – the Royal yacht to whom we have waved goodbye yesterday. It was white against the white glacier behind it, protected by a grey Coastguard ship barely visible before the grey mountain.”
Read the full dispatch here!
The Polarquest team is exploring the fjords of Northern Svalbard this morning. They are sailing between steep cliffs and glaciers, resulting in this amazing landscape!
Follow the team's journey live at: https://t.co/8L3IqvdhAV pic.twitter.com/SFV3gKuLzr
— PolarQuest2018 (@Polarquest2018) August 8, 2018