One night we set off at 11:30pm to visit a walrus haul-out, landing on a beach and walking to see the walrus closer but without disturbing them. By this time it was midnight, and the Arctic sun was shining brightly – what a wonderful moment, photographing walrus under the midnight sun. We also made an early-morning visit to the bird cliffs at Alkefjellet
, where the weather was beautiful with clear blue skies. Here our captain demonstrated the agility of the Kinfish, taking the bow of the ship to within a few feet of the cliffs and then travelling sideways, giving us the best possible view of the thousands of guillemots and kittiwakes arriving to nest. Whilst travelling at sea we also saw a blue whale, as well as a humpback and minke whale.