So, anyway, Svalbard is here:
78 degrees north and for the last week it has been raining non-stop. Plus wind. Equals slush-avalanches, equals closed roads, and staying inside a lot. Temperatures have dropped a bit now and today I walked home from school in what I would call a blizzard. Polar explores would probably just call it a slight breeze and go sunbathing. Except that the sun won't be back for another two weeks.
There were actually some upsides to the rainy, shitty, non-arctic weather. For my part anyway, and you know me, always positive and bright as light in the night. But more on this later. I have much I want to communicate, having postponed this re-uptake of the blog for about two months.