Nuclear Ninety North
Eclipse of the Midnight Sun
August 1st, 2008
|2008-07-20 18:57 UTC||Click images for enlargements.|
Looking back toward Murmansk, as we continue up the channel, over the helicopter deck. The helicopter is an Mi-8.
|2008-07-20 19:30 UTC||69°27.13'N 33°18.42'E|
Further up the channel is the Severomorsk Russian naval base, administrative headquarters of the Russian Northern Fleet, with the customary agglomeration of massive Soviet apartment blocks.
|2008-07-20 20:10 UTC|
Open sea visible at last!
|2008-07-20 20:53 UTC|
As we pass into the Barents Sea, this is the last land we'll see before arriving at Franz Josef Land.
by John Walker
August 20th, 2008