I was going to write the “Ice Edge” but at that moment three walrus swam up and popped their heads out of the water! Only about three people saw them though…when everyone was done with breakfast, a group of five walrus obliged and stayed resting on an ice floe, while our ship edged closer. Funny when a many-ton heavy ship tries to act stealthy.
As I was going to say, today we were going towards the ice edge, the ice which is crowding in Svalbard from the North and keeping us from going further East. That same area is home to Polar Bears, and indeed, they are turning up! We saw them sneaking up on seals and diving after them, dozing on the ice and sauntering off into the distance. It was a beautiful day.