Touche’s Second Expedition to Svalbard

(published December 2015) The light was soft with just a hint of sunset colors, as the sun hung low on the horizon. We had set off from mainland Norway in the evening and now it was midnight, but at this latitude (nearly 70 degrees North), the sun doesn’t set from

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Touche Found Svalbard

In 1194 the Icelandic sagas state "Svalbardi funning," which translates to Svalbard found. And so we did.  (published June 2015) [caption id="attachment_8274" align="alignleft" width="430"] Liv, the author's niece, enjoying the sail in Forland Sound[/caption] Svalbard means cold (sval) coasts (bardi) but when we set off from mainland Norway in our

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Cruising Norway

An armchair sailor's dream charter comes true  (published April 2014) It all began one cold and snowy winter day in the northeast while watching an episode of “Distant Shores” that included a section on the Shard's voyage to Norway. A few days later a reference to a new digital version

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