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The northwest

18th & 19th July, 2014 – Two days from Kongsfjord to Raudfjord, from the west coast to the north coast. Two days west coast wea­ther (west coast wea­ther …) with a lot of wind and rain. But that got us under sail from Kongsfjord to Mag­da­le­n­efjord, with 7-8 knots. Good sai­ling! The­re, it was just as cold and wet yes­ter­day as today in Virgo­ham­na. So much polar histo­ry ever­y­whe­re around us. From the wha­lers to the trap­pers. They cer­tain­ly fro­ze more than we do today. And nobo­dy pre­pa­red some warm food for them befo­re they came back to their ice-cold litt­le cabins. A tough life.

Here and now, it is still very com­for­ta­ble. Also from a Jan May­en per­spec­ti­ve. No sand, and life on Anti­gua is very good.

Now, we are ancho­red in Hamil­ton­buk­ta in Raudfjord and enjoy­ing some evening sun, some­thing we have been mis­sing for some days now. Hope for a lon­ger hike again tomor­row, but we’ll see how win­dy it still is then.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Oh yes, it was very nice to sign a book for the Sys­sel­man­nen field poli­ce in Sal­ly­ham­na. It just felt well. And I do think my Spits­ber­gen book belongs into every hut in Spits­ber­gen, and any­whe­re else, for that sake!

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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