|Svalbard in August, mid
summer on a moraine with the glacier to the left.
Maybe it was just ignorance on my part but I never
realised until this day how utterly vast moraines
could be, all that rocky stuff (actually all small
stones and rubble through gravel to silt and dust)
is part of the moraine.
There was a quite intense time earlier when we were
climbing up and down little rubbly hillocks 5-10m
high all part of the moraine where you couldn't see
far ahead or behind when we knew there had been a
couple of polar bears around from their tracks on
the beach, I could just imagine cresting a small
summit to encounter a bear at close quarters -
except we didn't.
copyright Paul Ward