Cruising the North Cape & Beyond

Alan Totten gave a very entertaining presentation of the golden years of cruising to the North Cape of Norway and to Spitzbergen between 1883 and 1915.

His talk was full of detail and anecdotes and was beautifully illustrated by way of postcards, postal stationery and photographs. There was information about the total eclipse of 1896 which was actually not visible because of cloud cover, visits of Royalty and playing cricket on Spitzbergen. Alan also showed a range of contemporary books.

By the time the cruising stopped for the war in 1914 and the talk ended the audience all felt that they had been cruising too!

A vote of thanks was given by Olga Ellis.

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