Seule jusqu'à Noël

Since Saturday morning, Nicole is alone on board Vagabond. Sea is freezing slowly around the hull, but it is not yet possible to walk on it. Also the 3 dogs are now keeping her company on the deck, very happy to be away from the polar bears and closer to the food! France, Philippe, Thierry, Cédric and I walked back to Svea, the coal mine, at about 40 km from the boat. Not enough snow to ski or pull a pulka, backpacks were very heavy, but a 2 days trek very nice. Last sunbeams before the long polar night, and great full moon... Very warm welcome by the mine company Store Norsk, before flying to France, via Longyearbyen.