Lindblad’s virtual exploration of the High Artic

Last week, I made note of a new itinerary that Lindblad Expeditions has introduced, called The Fabled Lands of the North. Scheduled for departure on August 24, 2013, this 15-day voyage on the National Geographic Explorer will visit Greenland, Baffin Island, Newfoundland & Labrador. This week my I got a mailing notifying me that Lindblad will be conducting a webinar on Thursday Sep. 27, 2012.  For those of you who are considering an Arctic cruise, now or …

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Our last day aboard the Explorer- Kayaking at the Top of the World

DAY 8 —  KAYAKING: ARCTIC STYLE  Schnapps or Whiskey with my hot chocolate? The waiter wants to know. He’s come by my kayak this morning.   Our ship, the Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer  is anchored nearby.  It is a spectacularly sunny day here in the arctic and the waters couldn’t be calmer.  We take off our hats and unzip our parkas. An arctic bird swims beside us; there are jagged snow-covered peaks. In fact, the name Spitsbergen …

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Polar bears in the water and ice

DAY 4 — Polar Bear! It is 5:30 a.m. and like many of the passengers aboard the Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer, 9-year-old Evie Plunkett jumps out of bed and into more layers of clothes than she’s ever worn. This was no onboard emergency, but something just as significant to the Lindblad Expeditions guests exploring these Arctic waters… a polar bear just 90 feet from the ship.  On board this ship in the Arctic—we’re less than 1,000 …

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