2013 The Arctic

2013 The Arctic

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Street Xmas party at our house


Kids aplenty


Last day of school


Bye from the little skids


Heading into the big unknown


Farewell to NBPS


Cammeray kids taking the plunge


Arrival in Zermatt


Pre-dawn Moon-Materhorn combo from our hotel zoom balcony


A few minutes later


I think she likes it here


Nice hat


Sunny day towards the Matterhorn


Hot dog


At Rothorn Paradise


A good setting for a James Bond movie


And bubbly on the home trail


Those Swiss know a thing or two about chocolate


Are we at disneyland


Girls ready to ski


Skied over to Italy for lunch


Mmmmm.... lunch


Decisions, decisions


Blizzard blowing off the top of the horn2


Wouldn't want to be up there now


A better day


Out the gondie window


Where would you like to go today


Italian beer


The Matterhorn sure looks different from the Italian side


Mind the yellow line


Rugged up for minus 20


On lake Inari at Ivalo


Our faithful steeds await


The guides retrieve a net


Note the torch-light at noon


Gutted before it freezes to death


The non-flying variety


Mount-up!


A church thing


Ice fishing lesson


It augurs well


Taking turns on Lake Inari


Have I caught one yet


Inside for some reindeer soup


Moving to the igloo


Nice trees


Ready for action


Icy tree


Out for a walk in Kakslauttanen - must be tourists


I think I felt a nibble


In the glass igloo


She quite suits a glass igloo


Our home


Nice outlook


Good for throwing snowballs at


Laplander making coffee


Not entirely flattering


Coffee


This is what a reindeer's bum looks like


Ready for an afternoon's crab fishing in Kirkenes


If it looks cold it's because it really really is


Out on the frozen fiord near Kirkenes


Looks like dinner


Nice legs (around 2pm)


Farm house for lunch


Rustic bits and pieces


Oh yeah


That's the Russian border over there


Lyngen Lodge Lit


Very first northern light


And a bit more


Northern light behind the forest


Susie and Ian and a Northern Light


Starting up


Lyngen Northern Lights 1


Lyngen Northern Lights 2


Storming


Lyngen Northern Lights 9


Rivers of Green


Out for a snow shoe


Hooray


Snowy tree walk


Lyngen Lodge fireplace


Snow angle


Err, the snow gets in


Sure does


Afternoon at the fijord


Next nights display


Our nordic skiing instructor


A bit cold


Fiordish fishing village


Ready to slide


Oops


Double oops


Now we've got it


The ball router2


IR image


Mmmm... interesting


Guess who


Tromso Science Museum ball cannon


Gyro rotator


Puzzle climbing wall


Dog


Our little house at Abisko


The best display of the trip


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And then it was gone


What we were almost doing instead


Chocky


Ice crystals 'around' the moon


Atop the Abisko Auroral Observatory


Cold, yes


Waiting for a display


Nice eyes


They all look a bit alike


Except for that one


Sledding instruction from the Lapplander


Hold on


Really hold on


Friends


Inside the Lapplanderish Lodge for Reindeer soup


Arriving at the Ice Hotel, Kiruna


Solid uprights


Nice lobby


Drinking from ice flutes in the ice bar


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Sermon in the ice church (note the wagging finger)


At the ice bar


Anyone for fish


Two bubblies please barkeep


And a hot chocolate (not)


Our room


Our bed


Art room 1


Art room 2


Art room 3


Lounging around


Nice chandeleer


Orb room


Dragon room 2


Rug up


Deep snow on nighttime aurora patrol


Ready to head home


Oh so faint aurora


Sledding on the river


Nice doggies2


Hong Kong skyline


Stuck in Stockholm


OMG an ipad in the Limo


HK spicy crab


The place for crab