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Sorgfjord – 9th Juli 2015

The fjord of worries was a place of pleasure today, under the bright arctic sun at 80 degrees north. Here, where 40 Dutch whaling ships were sunk, burnt or captured by three English battleships in 1693, we enjoyed relaxed walks and long hikes. The mountain goats went into back country and up a mountain to enjoy great scenic views. The friends of more relaxed arctic walks observed Red-throated divers in remarkable numbers, burnt in the sun next to a decaying trappers’s hut, examined a whalers’ graveyard, examined the remains of a Swedish polar station which made an important contribution when they figured out the shape of our planet in some detail and listened to dramatic stories of failed arctic expeditions from more than a century ago.

Foto Eolusneset – 9. Juli 2015

last modification: 2016-09-23 · copyright: Rolf Stange