Morning Ritual


As of this morning we are reestablishing our practice of building a fire on cool mornings and using the fireplace to heat the house. However now with this new gas stove, “building the fire” means hitting the On button on the remote! And we can also set the thermostat using the remote to keep the house at a comfortable temperature all day.  Neither of us plans on missing the old routines of log splitting and stacking, firewood toting, fire tending, or fireplace cleaning!




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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.