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Daily Archives: 28. July 2014 − News & Stories


Sør­kapp

Hoo­r­ay! What a day! South Cape, usual­ly a term for many unp­lea­sant hours in rough seas, cove­ring many pain­ful miles to get around the shal­lows, while too many on board are eating rever­se.

And this time? We star­ted the day con­se­quent­ly doing not­hing. That’s what ever­y­bo­dy had been asking for. Break­fast until noon, no pre­sen­ta­ti­ons, no landings, no wha­les. Well, almost no wha­les.

And then, a calm and even plea­sant pas­sa­ge around Spitsbergen’s sou­thern­most point. You could have play­ed bil­lard on board!

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

Of cour­se we took the rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to make a landing later, in Storm­buk­ta. I had not been the­re in 10 years! It was obvious­ly about time again. How often do you get to Sør­kapp Land? A for­bidden coast. Hid­den behind bad wea­ther and many shal­lows. But almost invi­ting today. Spitsbergen’s lar­gest spring, Trol­lo­sen, is in good shape, against rumours say­ing some­thing dif­fe­rent. And the polar foxes, almost tame. Ear­lier „never again“ memo­ries from this often so unp­lea­sant coast are now over­lain by impres­si­ons from a first class landing in Storm­buk­ta. Che­ers!

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