tirsdag
sep302014

Back to Svalbard

Etter en flott flytur ankom vi Longyearbyen tidlig på ettermiddagen, og gleden over å være tilbake i dette fantastiske landskapet var stor. Ocean Hope hytta var om mulig enda flottere enn da vi dro herfra i August. Svalbardianerne vi møtte viste stor entusiasme for hytta og fortalte at den har blitt et positivt møtested for barn, unge og voksne her oppe. Lunsjen ble inntatt på herlige Fruene, verdens nordligste kaffe-bar, før møte med Sysselmannen ventet. Gode ideer og tanker for fremtiden ble utvekslet, positiviteten og kreativiteten bare vokser. Kvelden endte med ”brainstorming” foran peisen, for en fantastisk dag, og for en fremtid Ocean Hope går i møte. Vi gleder oss til fortsettelsen!


Flying into Longyearbyen is an amazing experience the nature is spectacular! We landed early in the afternoon and seeing Ocean Hope even prettier than when we left it in August was great. The Svalbard inhabitants we met showed great enthusiasm for Ocean Hope and told us that it has become a meeting point for children, youth and grownups here. We enjoyed a lunch at ”Fruene” which is the coffee bar furthest north in the world. An exciting meeting with the Governor of Svalbard where we shared thoughts and ideas about the future took place. The night ended with brainstorming in front of the fireplace. What an amazing day, and an exciting future Ocean Hope is meeting! We are looking forward to the continuation!

fredag
aug082014

Artikkel i Fædrelandsvennen

onsdag
aug062014

Svalbard, day 9

Today we finished all the major parts. Ceaned up to get a better overwiev of what’s left to ajust during our last day.
 We didn‘t have the full manpower today, Ole were off on a tour during the day and Andreas were not so well so he got himself some rest. 

We’ll go strong tomorrow and display a splendid piece of art in the end of the day.

tirsdag
aug052014

Svalbard, dag 8

Klockan slog sju. Jag (Annelie) och Måns stod vid fönstret och borstade tänderna. Det är något konstigt med vågorna. De bryts.
   Efter lite tid och övertygelse , jo, det är vitvalar, beluga valar, som kommer in i fjorden. Efter detta gick det väldigt snabbt att komma i kläderna och ut till stranden. De var 10 m ifrån oss.
   Dagen kunde inte ha börjat bättre, och med extra energi -boost med frukost på hotellet möter vi dagen nere på stranden. Valarna hänger kvar ett tag till.
   Under arbetsdagen gjordes:

Vi färdigställde väven ända upp till toppen, på östlig och västlig sida.
“Kuströset” på toppen av installationen blev klart.
Insidan av hyttan blev dekorerad, listad och pyntad.
“Isbjörnen”, en vägg gjord av det fisknät som en isbjörn satt fast i för ca en vecka sedan, gjordes om.


Today we saw the white beluga whale in the Isfjord here in Longyearbyen. It was seven in the morning and me(Annelie) and Måns were brushing our teeths, and suddenly there they were. Getting dressed went really quick. Well out on the beach the belugas was no less then 10 m from us.
   After an extra energy-boost eating at the hotel we walk down to the beach, the whales were still there. During the day we:

Finished the woven cloth all the way up to the top of the building.
“The costal cairns” - on the top of the installation were completed.
The indoor area were decorated to the point where its only missing a few profiles.
“The polar bear”, a wall made out of a fishing net witch a polar bear was trapped in last week, were redone.

// Annelie Grimwade

 

mandag
aug042014

Svalbard, day 7

The closer we get to complete the project, its getting more and more difficult to say what major things are actually being done on the installation, soon it will all be about the details. Al though here is a list of what was being done today.

Completed all the walls, covering them with plastic.
Building a door.
Put up the flag.
Creating a inner wall out of threads, net and old pieces of plastic rope.
And, we also began decorating the tower with fishing floats. The idea is to recreate a coastal cairns as a symbol for the death and the damage the plastic causes in the sea. You will see it from a long distance since it is 5 m from the ground.

// Annelie Grimwade