Watching the sun arrive…


I’m stalking Pete on Facebook at the moment. His laptop has died in Svalbard and a replacement has to be shipped from Norway. Happily he’s tagged in lots of posts by his fellow Masters students. There he is, skiing across snowy wastes, getting his rifle training (beware the polar bears!), slithering into glacier crevasses on a rope, drinking Arctic beer in log refuges, silhouetted in the mouth of the most beautiful ice cave imaginable. And gradually the light in the pictures has changed, from blue-dark, to long-shadowed pink, to bright sparkling silver. Come home little brother, the sun has arrived in Cornwall too and the surf’s up…


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