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Krossfjord – 21st Sep­tem­ber 2015

The long trip from Woodfjord to Krossfjord went quicker and smoot­her than expec­ted, we were mental­ly pre­pa­red for some wind and sea, which did not hap­pen, but who would mind? Alt­hough, the wea­ther did chan­ge. The clouds were low abo­ve Lil­lie­höök­breen, with some fresh snow on the sur­roun­ding moun­tains. A com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent atmo­s­phe­re.

Pho­to Lil­lie­hook­breen 21. Sep­tem­ber 2015 – 1/2


The­re was also fresh snow on the car­pet of lichens and mos­ses in Signe­ham­na. A rein­de­er skull with big ant­lers was lying on the tun­dra, the for­mer owner pro­bab­ly now spread over a wide area. The remains of the war wea­ther sta­ti­ons Knos­pe and Nuss­baum almost in twi­light under fog-like clouds and light snow­fall, which is qui­te appro­pria­te, con­si­de­ring this dark chap­ter of the regio­nal histo­ry, and qui­te aes­the­ti­cal at the same time.

Pho­to Lil­lie­hook­breen 21. Sep­tem­ber 2015 – 2/2


Also the many ber­gy bits in Fjor­ten­de Juli­buk­ta have their aes­the­ti­cal value. We are curious what tomor­row will bring. Accord­ing to the wea­ther fore­cast, it might be a cosy day on the ship.

Pho­to Signe­ham­na 21. Sep­tem­ber 2015


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 (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!



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