Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 6:31PM
Day 10 was fairly low-key, but had a great up-close reindeer experience in the afternoon. The end-of-voyage slideshow we put on for the ship was very popular. It's now Day 11 and we're sitting at cafes in Longyearbyen waiting for connecting flights home. Some folk will be home in the UK tonight, some of us will take another coupld of days to get back to Australia, and others are continuing on to further travels.
It's been an amazing trip! Our photography group integrated into the the ship's operations well, with our own Zodiac for cruising. We had great wildlife encounters starting early in the trip. Each day we were wondering how the next could get better. But it continually did!
Meanwhile it turns out the satellite uploads have been a bit spotty. Sorry about that. I'll fix up the map soon: at one point it inserted a jump back to Trondheim!