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Nor­thwards – 24th July 2015

Now it was get­ting time to move nor­thwards. The wind was not com­ple­te­ly gone, but it had cal­med down con­si­der­ab­ly, com­pa­red to two days ago, when we had tur­ned into Krossfjord rather than going out. But the­re was still some sea and wind going, so some stay­ed out­side, others insi­de, all enjoy­ed the views of the coast, slept a bit, read, and ever­y­bo­dy was loo­king for­ward to shel­te­red waters, which were to come in just a few hours.

Pho­to – Nor­thwards – 24th July 2015 – 1/3

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We pas­sed the slight­ly smal­ler sis­ter ship Arc­ti­ca I and exch­an­ged some goods, an inte­res­ting ope­ra­ti­on at open, moder­ate­ly rough sea. With a rope and water­pro­of bags, we got some rea­ding mate­ri­al for our skip­per and black tea, while pea­nut but­ter went the oppo­si­te way.

The pas­sa­ge south of Dans­køya brought the first polar bear sigh­t­ing of the trip. A litt­le fami­ly, mother with cub of the year, about seven mon­ths old.

Pho­to – Nor­thwards – 24th July 2015 – 2/3

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Now the anchor is down on the bot­tom in Virgo­ham­na, and it is calm around the ship and on board. The arc­tic aero­nauts Andrée and Well­man add some his­to­ri­cal fla­vour to the day, in theo­ry in here and out­side.

Pho­to – Nor­thwards – 24th July 2015 – 3/3

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The polar fox that did obvious­ly not care about pro­tec­ting cul­tu­ral heri­ta­ge, wal­king strai­ght across the remain from Wellman’s acti­vi­ties, was defi­ni­te­ly a high­light.

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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