Talking seasons: The last direct sun rays of this year.

Why was Ny-Ålesund built on the North side of our mountainy peninsula? Or why not on the other side of the fjord? The sun does not fully set yet, but Ny-Ålesund does not receive sunlight anymore since around two weeks. The last two not-working weekends were therefore under the spell of “chasing the sun”. Last weekend’s trip took us by boat towards the other side of the fjord. Frozen beaches, frozen rivers, direct sunlight, enormous shadows all day long and enormous foot prints from Mme bear were waiting for us there. In retrospective, those were probably the last direct sunrays for me of this year. On October the 9th, around 16:30h, this precious light hit my face for the last time in 2021. How weird. So dear sun, I wrote you a little poem. See you soon, my favourite star of the universe.

bye Sun,
I thank you
for all the fun,
you lit up our days,
with your shiny sun rays.
Soon you disappear,
we will wait here.
See you soon,
Bye Sun,

Long long shadows all day long
Walking on the last sunshine
Snowy canyons and Ruben in the foreground, Prins-Karls-Forland in the background
Frozen rivers and snowy canyons
Sunset on Tønsneset
Bye sun.
Oh, by the way, the bears are still around.
Well hello! Where are you going to?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

5 thoughts on “Talking seasons: The last direct sun rays of this year.”