XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

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XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby srablair » Wed May 29, 2013 6:14 am

Hello Fellow travellers

We made the mistake of posting on a previous thread (02 July Departure).
We actually arrive in Longyearbarn on 8th July then set off on MS Expedition on 9th.

I started by asking "if our red parkas would scare the wildlife" but bright parkas seem to be the order of the day and based on our previous experience in Antarctica where we were issued with ours didn't seem to be a problem. So we will be very visible in our red.

What are others wearing? :D

David and Sarah
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby dunno_be » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:29 pm

Hi,

Will look for the red parkas, I just booked and unless my boss vetoes I will be joining.
Taking blue parka (sorry conservative. 😉), and the gear I had for Ushuaia. Just looking for boots as I am worried that the boots provided will not accommodate my calves.


Are you staying at the Radisson blue ?
Anyone else joining this trip ?

Can't wait

Alexandra
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby srablair » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:27 pm

Yes, we are staying at Radisson blu but don't arrive in Longyearbyen until 23.30 on the 8th, so not sure if we will get picked up or need to get a bus/taxi.
No doubt we will see you the next day and will look our for the Blue Parka.

Anyone else arriving on sk4496 from Oslo on 8th? :) :D

David and Sarah
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby antarcticali » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:12 pm

Hello

I just booked this trip on Friday night. I was on the Expedition in Antarctica 18 months ago and can't wait to get back on board :-). I'm travelling on my own and have booked a quad cabin.

I'm on the flight from Oslo that arrives at 23.30 too, staying at the Spitsbergen guesthouse for the night.

My parka is just my North Face waterproof that I wear in the UK, with layers added underneath. It's dark pink :-).

See you all next week!

Ali
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby srablair » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:36 pm

Look forward to seeing you perhaps at Oslo before boarding for Longyearbyen.
I think we are just about ready just need to get through a week at work.
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby nflatt » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:28 pm

We are also flying from Oslo on the 8th and arriving at 2330. We look forward to meeting you on the plane. Staying at the Radisson Blu.
We are opting for lighter weight parkas with layers underneath, as we were always too warm in the red ones from Antarctica!

Nancy and Robert
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby dunno_be » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Actually had to book to arrive on the 7th at 23.30 staying the 2nights at Spitsbergen hotel - can't wait. alexandra
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby travelfan72 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Hi! I'm also looking forward to take part in the trip departing 9th of july. My arrival will be the same day and I'm quite curious to meet you all "live" and to spend a great time together.

Andrea from Germany
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Re: XVRPNX130709 : Realm of the Polar Bear 09 July 2013

Postby srablair » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:05 pm

Think we will stick with the red parka, but will travel with them in the case and also have option of layers.
Look forward to seeing you all

David and Sarah :D
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