Ice, ice, and more ice. Very cool. Jumped in the arctic water (for a few seconds). Spotted a polar bear.
I’m somewhere in the middle of the Arctic Sea right now, approximately 78°05’N, 28°45’E, but even through the thin pipe of an intermittent satellite connection the ripples were felt of the announcement that Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple. Jobs, or the idea of him, has had a profound impact on innumerable founders and CEOs. My own tribute to him (and Apple as an organization) is in the essay 1.0 is the Loneliest Number, where reviews of the original iPod punctuate a story of the messy act of creation. Moments like this give us an opportunity to take a step back and contemplate the bigger picture, so take a moment to read the post and think about what you’re launching next.
Ran into some fin whales.
A short hike to see plants, crazy bird wall with thousands of birds, walruses, dinner.
Sighting of a polar bear eating an old seal, first ride on zodiacs, lots of glacial ice, and a cool bird.
Flying into Longyearbyen and arriving for the first time on the Silver Explorer vessel.
Exploring the Oslo, Norway area a bit after a long, long flight.