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We’ve arrived in Svalbard’s main centre, Longyearbyen, on the island of Spitsbergen. 78.2200° N, 15.6500° E. We went for the long view this morning and hiked to an abandoned mine on the hillside above town. You always get perspective from up high. From the mine, we glimpsed the history of this place, named after an…

Looking down to the house where I’m staying on North Uist, Outer Hebrides, right before the next squall comes in. People I’ve met are so rooted to the land, and you can see why. It’s breathtaking.