Polar Star

 
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The Polar Star; a 'cruise' ship, calling in at Ny Alesund, Sptizbergen which is situated, approximately, 600 miles south of the North Pole. The rugged, but spectacularly scenic island of Spitsbergen is civilisation's most northerly outpost and Ny Alesund is the most northerly settlement on it.
To go ashore, you have to be taken by ship's tender, or, dingy. It can be very bleak here and sometimes the ships have to by pass this port because the weather makes it impossible to get close enough to port - ice bergs get in the way!

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Jas - May 02, 2008 03:31 PM EDT
Yes, Alandra, very stark scenery and very COLD! An experience I wouldn't have missed for the world. :)
alandrapal - May 01, 2008 05:33 AM EDT
this is very interesting, Jas, as others have already mentioned. Very unusual and rather stark scenery, and also striking and lovely in its own way. Had heard of Spitzbergen but didn't realize where it is. Great shot.
Jas - Jan 10, 2008 12:57 PM EDT
Thank you, Cindy, Johnnyo and Chriss for looking and leaving such nice comments. Glad you liked it.
chriss35 - Jan 10, 2008 02:08 AM EDT
Very nice image Jas, and like Cindy has said the informative description is very interesting.
johnnyo - Jan 09, 2008 10:59 PM EDT
I just love photos of ships, having been at sea. Bit cold for me though it looks awesome. Nice shot.
Cindy - Jan 09, 2008 09:10 PM EDT
Thats an informative description you've given us. I found that very interesting to read and your image is wonderful.

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