Kreftskiva: Crayfish and homemade hats

Being on a Swedish icebreaker with a fantastic crew means learning Swedish traditions. We already had a surströmming party (eating fermented herring, which I wrote about here: https://runaskarbo.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/we-survived-surstromming/). Last Saturday, we got to participate in another Swedish traditional autumn party; kreftskiva (crayfish party)! After what I have learned, you make your own hat for the … Continue reading Kreftskiva: Crayfish and homemade hats

Photo of the day: Seaspray and bits of ice

Local time: 2016-09-04 15:52 Position: 84° 42.895'N 171° 59.988'W Heading: 307° Speed: 10.3 knots Water depth: 2010 m Wind speed: 19.2 m/s Air temperature: -1.9°C Sea temperature: -1.4°C Ice conditions and concentration vary greatly in the Arctic Ocean (read more about this here: https://runaskarbo.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/icebreaking-not-so-straight-forwards/). The last days we have been in transit in open water. The … Continue reading Photo of the day: Seaspray and bits of ice