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Here are some pictures from our latest adventures around Longyearbyen. Me and a friend went for a late night walk which was pretty magical with the midnight sun!

Fuglen som vinker til deg :)) Den løp rundt med ei hånd i været og så litt pussig ut. Hihi. Mener å huske jeg en gang så et biologiprogram om denne, at det var for å få oppmerksomheten bort fra redet dens.

Hakapik at Diabasodden, blue flames and a resumed career.

I do not know even where to start!

Time goes by so quickly here, I just can’t get around to blog! But I want to remember what I’ve done. I’ve done a lot of local hikes around the Longyear valley. we’ve been to several mine trips – soon we’ve visited all the mines around Longyearbyen! Only missing Mine 2 and Mine 4. That’s one of the things I love about Longyear – you have amazing nature AND amazing history/cultural heritage. There’s something so special about the mines, they attract me and fascinate me so much!!!

Bølgeblekk (tak)

Since my last post, I’ve had a week of field work. We went to the Deltanes to look at reservoir rocks for our potential CO2-storage location. It was just an amazing experience to go into the field… I was pretty reluctant due to the weather. It was blowing easternly 10-15m/s, overcast and the waves were high. Yeah, cause you know. We were going into the field by boat. RIB BOATS!! After signing a “next of kin”-slip in case I died in the field (!) it was on with the survival suit and off we went. The teletubbie suits were just… LOL. I was pretty nervous, but the boat ride was THE FUNNIEST THING!! We just flew over the waves, I wish we could do more of that. 2 hours hike to the Diabasodden awaited.

Ankomst Deltaneset

The feeling of being completely isolated in the arctic wilderness was one of a kind. With the gun on our backs we were on constant polar bear watch – the overcast cloud layer gave a beautiful light to the landscape. It felt so free!

Bilde tatt av Gareth - klassen på vei over Deltaneset

Arktisk lys

Viktig med signalpistol.... isbjørnbeskyttelse 😉

Var "litt" vind denne dagen! 😉 Blåste rett inn i skjelettet

Jadda, geologistudenter og greier 😉 Sjekk forøvrig den fine sandsteinen i bakgrunnen 🙂

Jeg leker selunge...

Hva som er målet vårt å stoppe utslipp av... nemlig CO2!!! 😉 Fra venstre: meg, Srikumar, Gareth og Malin som totall. Bilde tatt av Robert.

The next week we went to mine 7 and went into the mine! What a great experience, but pretty dusty, warm and claustrophobic….. Afterwards we visited the power plant in Longyearbyen.

Alexandros viser for noen søkkende flinke studenter vi er! 😉

Her ser vi kull som omgjøres til energi, selve hjertet av kraftverket og roten til klimaendringer! Ser litt ut som helvete i blåskjær?

Turbinrommet - masse rør og greier man kan bli svett av å forstå. Men jeg forstår iallefall såpass at det er her turbinene som skaper strøm spinner rundt, for du dæven det rista og bråka der inne!! Merk gulvet som er "detached" fra veggene, siden det ristet ganskeveldig mye.

I am doing a lot of offroad biking as well, which is my favoirte past time activity.

Mr Svalbard is the fucking win!!!

Kilometers of rocks and crazy students

Way overdue with the blogging again.. Vel vel vel, what have we done since the last time?

We’ve been LOGGING ROCKS. Core descrpitions like there’s no tomorrow. Kilomteres of drilled cores have been logged.

Robert, Gareth og Roy funderer på om det er mudstone med silt, eller siltstone med mud. Livets store spørsmål....

Inbetween the logging we’ve had interesting lectures about CO2-emissions, global climate change, global energy systems and evironmental issues.

Piece of art I tell you, piece of art!

The days fly by, and the snow melts more and more every day. The birds are chriping. I also got super news today, I am going to SVALEX in August! YAY!

Bildet er tatt ca... 2-3 på natta, ut av vinduet på rommet mitt. Hvem får vel sove når sola skinner med dagslys inn på soverommet? Nydelig 🙂

The guys I live with is super fun. We can be sitting in the kitchen and just talking or whatever, when someone suddenly say: “POLAR FOX!!!” eller “reindeer alert!!”, and everyone runs for clothes and cameras. Then we look like this:

MISTER FOXY WAIT UUUUUUUP!!!

Mr. Foxy is elusive, but we someone capture him on camera!

Mr foxy blir mer og mer lik en fjellrev 🙂

Run, foxy, run!

Snøspurv som sang så søtt utenfor vinduet mitt, rundt midnatt 🙂

Det har begynt å blomstre i Longyearbyen, og ved siden av lå noen gamle rester av et reinsdyrskjelett

...den største delen ble brukt til å dekorere kjøkkenet vårt 🙂 Det er ikke lov å ta med seg så store hodeskaller ut fra Svalbard, så den må pent bli her!

Jaggu fant vi ikke litt fossiler også, de ligger og slenger overalt.

The land of eternal sunshine

The weather here is just SO FANTASTIC. Every day is sunny from a blue sky.

We’ve been on tours around the town, visiting Endalen, Todalen and Foxdalen. There’s also been tons of social events, which is good for networking.

Me, Gareth, Alexandros og Xixi went up to Mine 2 the other day and played around. It was THE MOST FUN Ive had in YEARS. I cannot describe the utter joy of just wandering around in the old, worn down hallways of the mine, looking at 60s and 70s history on the walls. It cannot be described, I am a childish soul who love to climb things. This was my playground!!!

I’ve seen tons of birds, and got a close encounter with Mr.Foxy the arctic fox ❤

I've also held a presentation. Did well. I'm in heaven!

Onto pictures 😉

Tons and tons of core samples! SNSK's lager inne i Endalen.

Klart for loggings!

Kull-lag med forkullede planterester. Ser ut til å være røtter etter noen form for strå eller liknende plante.

Kart over gruve 7. Inngangen er helt til venstre i enden av den lange lyseblå streken. De mørke områdene er utdrevne deler av gruva, mens de lysgrå områdene er produksjonsområder. Forkastninger vises som tynne streker over midten av kartet og i nedre høyre hjørne.

"nede i" (dvs, egentlig bare inne i) Gruve 7

Tilbake i hybelen må man bruke kreativitet for å få i seg mat, og man mangler desilitermål! 😮

Gjengen på tur til Gruve 2 🙂

Gareth konkluderer med at det IKKE går an å entre gruva gjennom dette hølet 😉 Det var is-rutsjebane langs hele trappa.

Men her, så! 😉 We found an entrance! YAY! Now for some ninja moves, de plankene var rimelig råtten og un-trustworthy.

I retrospekt er det jo et under at gruvebygninga enda står, med så mye snø både inni og over. Godt håndtverk 🙂

Artsy stuff inni gruvebygninga.

60's porn!! fantastisk 🙂

Stemning 🙂

Live curious (meg)

AND childish! 😉 (meg)

Mr foxy avslutter dagen 🙂