NWS client David experiences the magic of Svalbard aboard the M/V Kinfish
Would we be lucky enough to see a real polar bear? Maybe even a walrus? Possibly - but on our first excursion there was “only” the red-throated diver. Not just one, but four, and an extra one posing on a nest. The excitement of the long-tailed ducks seen earlier was quickly forgotten as we sailed north along the west coast of Svalbard amongst glaciers, icebergs and beluga whales. Zodiac trips amongst icebergs led to seeing a flock of eiders – “Where are the king eiders?” we asked our guide, and immediately two appeared in front of us.