Ny Ålesund

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Ny Ålesund is a small town of research stations, situated at 78deg 55min. Nick Cox very kindly took me round the British station. This is the view from Ny Ålesund across the bay. Nick said that when he first started working there thrity years ago, they used to sled across the fjord in the winter. Now it doesn’t ever freeze across. They also never had rain in Ny Ålesund thrity years ago, only snow, but now it rains sometimes. This is an old disused shack. Because of the cold, wood does not rot so old wooden things are in much better condition than you would expect. We had to be careful of icebergs when we were sailing through this bay.

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