- Created: Sunday, 06 September 2015 13:53
- Written by Blog Admin 1
Sunday 2015-09-06 morning
During the night, we left the pack ice behind and are once again near land in the northwest part of Svalbard. We have a much warmer air temperature here of 4 degrees Celcius! We have come to Fugeloya where divers will have the chance to dive a wall and the snorkelers have the option to snorkel there as well. The dry teams will have a zodiac cruise and maybe make a landing.
This afternoon, wet teams will have the opportunity to dive again with the harbor seals at Virgohamna and dry teams will check out the beach at Smeerenburg where the walruses haul out. We saw a few in the shallow water there last time and we are hoping to see many of them hauled out on the beach this time.
As I write this, I can hear (and feel) that the ship's anchor being lowered. It's time for breakfast and then to get warmly dressed to go for our excursions!
And here are just a couple of GPS points for reference since we were still out in the middle of the ocean yesterday. The GPS points are in decimal degrees, so if you want them in degrees, minutes, and seconds, you can do a web search for a "calculator" that will convert them.
1:08pm, 81°28.044' N, 16°41.819' E