Hotel Arctic Eden
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... days. We are all extremely excited and can't wait for tomorrow morning when our trip officially starts. After dinner we went out to meet some of the dogs - they are absolutely adorable and much smaller than I had imagined. Most are pure-bred Siberian Huskies, but some are mix breeds. Apparently the mix breeds are stronger and have more endurance, but fare less well in extreme cold weather.
We fell asleep with the howls of huskies guiding us to dreamland.
... This road was a total nightmare and with all the rain the bike was slipping all over the place in the mud.
At first I was plodding along at no more than about 25mph but before long my confidence grew and I was managing about 40mph.
Of course as per usual on these kind of roads they tend to dip away at the edges and so I tended or at least tried to stay in the centre of the road. Now and again the odd car would come towards me and I would have to ...
... earths most spectacular natural displays, Aurora Borealis. It for sure wasn't one of the most vivid displays but to see the night sky light up in a green wave across the horizon was a moving experience and one we shall never forget. The following day was Anya's birthday and what better way to spend it than going on a 4 hour dog sleigh trip. We were surprised that the dogs weren't huskys but in fact pretty much your ordinary household dog. Of course I'm talking the bigger breed of ...
... again I went straight to bag drop and left my case in.
I then had to rush through security - although I would have had plenty of time as I had almost an hour after leaving my bag off. I arrived at the gate and had to wait 25 minutes to board.
Thankfully the flight itself was uneventful although when got home the weather was horrendous - strong winds and heavy rain.
... is covered in Metres of thick snow, temperatures get down to 40 or 50 below zero and people travel by dogsled or snowmobile, for a few weeks in winter the sun doesn't even rise and northern lights whip through the sky. And right now in the summer although its still chilly, most of the snow melts, lakes unfreeze and for a few weeks the sun doesn't even go down! We thought that finished a week or two ago but we were wrong, the sun doesn't sink below the ...