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OUR FIRST CRUISE EVER! Meeting OFWs in the Arctic! | Karen Davila Ep60

Sep 17, 2022

OUR FIRST CRUISE EVER! Meeting OFWs in the Arctic! | Karen Davila Ep60

this is the edge i love being on this

cruise

this is our

first

cruise

we have n

ever

done a vacation

cruise

and this summer two years into the pandemic i wanted to surprise the kids my husband so i wanted to go somewhere we could i can discover something , something new to sail, ok, sure here I am very excited, hello, my God, Svalbard has 60 ice and only 10 percent vegetation, but there are more polar bears than people. Take a look at the campaign, so blubber town was an old whaling station and they say there are a lot of walruses here let's see if they spot a polar bear but let's see if we're lucky these guys come to digest on the beach they eat 5,000 oysters a day and what are they doing right now he is sleeping farting and burping and very soon we will be able to smell him which is an experience of a lifetime.
our first cruise ever meeting ofws in the arctic karen davila ep60
The walrus can be a bit skittish so we have to approach in a good formation group so we stick together and keep our voices nice and low. we're going to approach it nice and easy so we don't scare them off, so why are there only male walruses in this area? Male walruses like to gather together and share their warmth as they drag many females here on the northeast tip of Svalbard. an island called Nordhaus landed and so they have a bit more privacy if they were to go out this way you know they can get scared easily so if they start stampeding into the water they really get crushed yeah and this is our room i love it look how you wake up like this because it's the summer months what we are experiencing in the

arctic

circle is what they call the midnight sun and how do you feel lukas really cold our

first

cruise

you are your. enjoying yeah it's so much fun so far so much fun so far oh they did morning rabbit do you know they n

ever

experienced the dark?
our first cruise ever meeting ofws in the arctic karen davila ep60
Here they call it the midnight sun, that's cool, yeah the sun n

ever

sets, I watch you sleep. You have to close the windows that's critical so it's 6:30 in the morning this is the viewing platform so let's see what it looks like you can have coffee here come on guys I think this is the coffee you want going out yeah it's actually not that cold when it's moving around but look at that you can see a layer of snow over there lots of eyes so wow so i literally woke up like this This is the edge of the

arctic

park with a zodiac, and this is the edge of the north pole. ice glaciers floating cold but let's get closer to the ice pack

arctic

ice is ok you can hear that smashing sound so this is going to be loser it's very affected you can see as it is affected by swell and the wave activity here at the edge of the ice pack so this will be looser floating ice so this is the ice brush and we'll get closer to the ice pack that's right we'll stay here because you can see how fast it flows and that can really limit my ability to be able to push it with this zodiac and in the last few decades we've seen it get much, much smaller now it looks really desolate like there's not much here actually there's a lot wildlife that manages to live and exists up here wow we have a lot of birds here sometimes the birds help us like polar bears if they find a seal they are just eating the blubber that is really what they are most interested in this is only nine grades in school we learned about climate change i mean like most schools teach about climate change we usually learn in grade 3 or grade 5 and it's usually a subject we tend to forget about but going to the

Arctic

has really opened my eyes a lot. climate change, mainly because we could look the glaciers in the eye, but we can see them melt and break up, so it really opened my eyes and views on climate change before at least thirty percent of the world was covered in ice or glaciers. but now it's d rolled in uh easily ten percent correct he can't report in the zodiac so the zodiac is like a tugboat alumnus and we go to different areas good night one of the real seals they have ears internal and internal genitalia, so it distinguishes them. of the eared seal something like a sea lion these have very small arms of a tyrannosaurus rex the front flippers that are not going to be very useful on land good for swimming but unlike sea lions and sea lions they can circle around with their front flippers on land, so Monaco green is where the glaciers are.
our first cruise ever meeting ofws in the arctic karen davila ep60
There is the Monaco Glacier and the celebration. Now, what are glaciers? They are actually huge massive rocks that are made of ice literally speaking it is snow that has been packed together compressed into a huge mess and glaciers formed over the years what is unique about glaciers is that glaciers they move so when we went out to the zodiac it was such a different experience ok just when i thought we saw something really important apparently javi is the bartender so this is

arctic

bar this is like going on a safari campaign cheers hi ok so lets have dinner ok im so proud of all the pinoys nanditos have silver sea yes me foreigner oh my god filipinos are amazing in silver sea check this out this is serena shes a junior nurse check this out , Cheryl hi a nurse in silversea so you know what kumnasan mantayo filipino grab your head sometimes so polar plunge is famous um in her bathing suit up deck three deck three we we board the zodiac we'll give you a chance to jump off the ship into the icy waters and bring you back hopefully so ladies and gentlemen remember to sign your waivers too

ever

yone okay wait it was cold it really was freezing it really was frozen but then you get up and it's ok once you get out so stand to the right right here right here lucas look good oh lu cas how you feeling? lucas did the polar blonde has someone filipinos lucas lucas here with finno there is one more lucas is going to do one more one more lunch i am so impressed two whats good the

first

time was the next thank you good morning it is our last morning lucas david good morning good morning we are done beluga whale now whaling was a practice locals we had two ladies they could spend the winter here and do a lot of citizen science too often in polar history they always talk about men but they wanted to show the young girls , absolutely absolutely, that they could do it, so they wintered here, they had 53 encounters with polar bears, including the

first

day they set up 53, where did they see them? if a curious bear were to smell some of the unfamiliar odors inside because we know polar bears have a very strong sense of smell they might show up and we don't want to hurt the bear we just want to let them know this is not where you are going to get your meal of the day thank you thank you for being here i'm really touched i really appreciate this because you don't have to be here and still i chose to be here so don't think this goes unnoticed.
our first cruise ever meeting ofws in the arctic karen davila ep60
I am very grateful. Really, thank you very much, Frank Frank Baker. all professionals only when you work only with patients and only focus on your plans and don't make mistakes just work hard very well to keep the job seeing frederick and the restaurant manager well family was a whole different experience really brings you closer to the majestic aaron the lord hat so that's what i love about trips like this literally shopping but what you're really investing in are experiences that make you appreciate life better than you do
our first cruise ever meeting ofws in the arctic karen davila ep60
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