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Hinlopen

Again, a day like a who­le week. Actual­ly far to much to digest it pro­per­ly, that will come later. It star­ted with 2 Fin wha­les fee­ding lazi­ly around the ship at 6 o’clock in the morning, no more than 6 hours after last night’s bear sigh­t­ing. A good night’s sleep is a good friend who is rare­ly visi­t­ing under the mid­ni­ght sun.

Some exer­cise hel­ps to for­get that, and we got ple­nty of it in Lomfjord. Who would mind a few rain­drops if you can have the view over Lomfjord and across Hin­lo­pen Strait?

Dis­co­vering „new“ pla­ces is the salt in the soup for many tra­velers, cer­tain­ly for me, and the oppor­tu­ni­ty came in Lomfjord. Just some time left befo­re din­ner to jump ashore on a litt­le pen­in­su­la that nobo­dy knows, whe­re nobo­dy ever goes ashore, as far as I know. The water near the shore was so deep that Cap­tain Joa­chim par­ked the Anti­gua in the gra­vel to keep the ship sta­ble for a while, we could have jum­ped down onto the beach from the bow.

The ruin of a trapper’s hut, exact­ly 90 years old now. Built of drift­wood and stones, it must have been nice in its ear­ly days, small, though. Now, the wind is blowing through empty win­dow frames.

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

Several hund­red thousands of Brünich’s Guil­lemots for des­sert, ser­ved on ama­zing ver­ti­cal basalt cliffs, a good smell of gua­no and a lot of fresh sal­ty air. An ama­zing place!

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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