When the season’s over There are fewer than five miles of roads on an island more than 500 miles from the nearest landmass. At the end of the season, ride your snowmobile […]
You’ll need the box These slopes surround Longyearbyen.
Death I know that there are no words to make death better and so, I often remain silent for too long when people I know suffer a loss.
This is a drill. One early autumn afternoon, toward the end of The Arctic Circle residency, many of the residents and crew were on deck pulling down the sails from our morning […]
Tools of the trade Not known for my technical skills or my use of cutting-edge technology, I found some photography challenges in Svalbard.
The tall ship Antigua The Arctic Circle residency is conducted on a tall ship. Twenty-eight residents, six crew, and four guides set sail from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen to explore the west coast of […]
Then Cooper Island seems a lifetime ago, the light, the endless bird calls, the sand, the cold and eternal, infernal wind. They are far away now. I returned to Cooper the following […]
Part 21, Cooper time – night divides the day 5 Aug I half dragged myself out of bed this morning at 0630. Had just gotten my pants and socks on and was […]
I started this Cooper Island series back in February 2018 with a post from 29 July 2000, Sensory Deprivation, that chronologically fits here. Part 20, another trip abroad 31 July 2000 I just […]
Part 19, the songs of summer 25 Aug July I am now paying for the nice weather I so cheerily wrote about the other day. It rained most of the night and […]