On to Barentsburg after which the weather improves. Sum up at the end of the day, exhausting, 250 Km in 2 days, absolutely ludicrous, too old for this, must be mad, too right I am......bloody hell (excuse language but portrays feeling more accurately) that was fantastic, exhilarating, unbelievable and absolutely worth living for!!!
Now where was I?
Ah! Day number, lost track, unimportant, let's say Next Day: Dog sledding.
All had 2 to a sledge, great trip. Driven dogs before so I felt experienced compared to the rest and found it easy and relaxing. George had slight trouble activating the brake as he is not very heavy, so downhill tended to be faster than recommended! Our destination was the Ice Cave.
Ice Cave advice for anyone else considering this trip. Take a small camera, as large cameras combined with large girthed people do not fit into the entrance, hence no actual ice cave pictures.
Do not miss this, forget your claustrophobia, it's worth it.
A magical formation of ice on all surfaces (take care the floor is ice) with unbelievable formations. You do need a certain amount of strength to climb back out and maybe some pacifying assistance. But there is a conciliation if you can't get out. That is, you will still be perfectly preserved 10,000 years later!