Well, this got away from me. Taking a few thousand photos in under a month does tend to make the captioning process difficult. I'm going to catch up, as best as I can. This group of photos is from Alicehamna, a bay where a few old trappers' huts remain on shore. (Conditions in Svalbard are the most ideal on earth for preserving the traces of human settlement; this is where our buildings and other relics will linger the longest.)
We didn't get much snow in the first part of the voyage. By Alicehamna, that had changed. Standing on deck was a chilly, slippery experience.
It looks like dusk in most of these photos, but none were taken any later than 4 or 5 p.m., and some are from early afternoon. This was about a week before the start of the dark season, when the sun no longer appears above the horizon at all.
Canadian artist Will Gill occasionally donned a special suit, nicknamed Reflekto-Man. Wearing this, he would take self-portraits through light gels, which painted him in bright, bizarre colors against the monochrome landscape. On my camera, without a gel, you can see how much the suit actually blended in.