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Heleysund

Damn tech­no­lo­gy! Right now I start to enjoy wri­ting for the blog, and of cour­se the satel­li­te pho­ne based email stuff is brea­king down. I could not send anything for days, and now it loo­ks as if I can at least send text again. No pics, but at least. So I hope it’s worth star­ting to wri­te again.

Heley­sund is one of Spitsbergen’s most fasci­na­ting and beau­ti­ful pla­ces. I am fasci­na­ted by cur­r­ents, that’s one way natu­re is dis­play­ing her gre­at for­ces. And the tidal cur­rent in Heley­sund can be ama­zing. Today, it was mode­ra­te, but enough for some nice eddies.

A long, nice hike over tun­dra and hills of basaltic bed­rock. Some fog adding atmo­s­phe­re to the views down to Heley­sund bet­ween colum­ns of rocks, stan­ding out on their own from the cliff. A polar bear having a nap on a litt­le island in the strait, not doing much else.

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

It was qui­te grey and fog­gy as we con­ti­nued going south. Not bad at all. One has to sleep a litt­le bit, every once in a while.

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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