In Search of Polar Bears
August 10, 2018

Friday, August 10th, 2018 Overnight the ship headed North with the intent to find Polar Bear in the pack ice. We woke up to find pack ice all around the ship. We spent a very relaxed morning just cruising in search of the King of the Arctic. Relaxing was over, when around lunchtime we saw […]

Mushamna and Monaco Glacier
August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 Up early and greeted with low cloud. It actually felt like we were in the high arctic. Stephen went on the long hike while Caroline opted of the short hike. It was. Nice to be walking in the slightly colder day with the fog on the hills. Both hikes ended at […]

Signehamna and Lilliehöökfjorden
August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 Signehamna, Krossfjorden. Up early for an invigorating 3-hour hike across rocky terrain, around various lakes and to the foot of a Karlbyeren Glacier. Just as we landed, we were greeted by an inquisitive Arctic Fox. The rest of hike was interpreted for us, including stories of a World War II German […]

Alkhornet, Isfjorden
August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 Morning spent on deck taking in the views as we cruised into Isfjorden. Fine weather and calm seas. In the afternoon we hiked around Alkhornets which is home to many sea birds. This cliff also signals the northern entrance into Isfjorden. The area below the large bird cliff is nourished by […]

Bjørnøya (Bear Island)
August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6th, 2018 Located half way between the northern tip of Norway and the southern tip of Svalbard, Bjørnøya is home to thousands and thousands of birds. We spent a pleasant morning zodiac cruising along the southwest coastline doing a little bird spotting. The morning was misty with the sun coming out in the […]

2018 Svalbard Expedition
August 5, 2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Heading North in search of Polar Bears. We journey to Svalbard for an expedition along the west and northwest coasts of Spitsbergen Island. This is likely our last expedition trip on The World, but a great way to finish. We are both very much looking forward to dramatic scenery, learning about […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 The plan was for a weekend camping trip to Pinnacles National Park. First chore was to mount the new license plates. Unfortunately less than 2 miles down the road, Molly decided it was a good time to throw an engine code and enter limp home mode. Weekend cancelled. The dealer advised […]

New Floor and Record Temperatures
June 3, 2018

Weekend, June 1st to 3rd, 2018 Spent the weekend at Acorn Campground, which mainly involved walking in the heat of the day, laying a floor in Molly and fixing the front camera which I broke.

Molly Returns from Phoenix
May 27, 2018

Weekend, May 26th to 28th, 2018 Flew back to Phoenix to collect Molly from the Long Term Parking Lot and drive back via Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park.

Pinnacles National Park
April 9, 2018

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th, April 2018 Spent a very nice weekend with Gary and Monica in Pinnacles National Park. Gary and Monica are our first “other” EarthCruiser owners.

Molly
Bodega Bay
April 4, 2018

Weekend, March 30 – April 1, 2018 For this weekend getaway I’d managed to find a last minute spot in the ‘Porto Bodega Marina and RV Park. Since we left on Friday after work we wanted to have a guaranteed spot to stay as opposed to having to drive around in the dark to find […]

The Wrap.
March 21, 2018

The EarthCruiser FX is a really good-rugged-looking vehicle with clean lines and a well thought-through design. In it’s new-born state it is gleaming white. As the date for picking up Molly drew closer, we started thinking of possibly putting something on the sides:  an outline, a picture, …. we weren’t too sure. Eventually we came […]

The Naming.
March 17, 2018

photo courtesy of EC_HQ, Bend, OR. September 23-24, 2018. A month after meeting Michelle and Lance on Green Ridge to view the solar eclipse, we flew back to EarthCruiser in Bend to look at and discuss all the ins, outs and aspects of an EC; to compare the different models (we were lucky that there […]