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Engels­buk­ta, Ny Åle­sund – 05th June 2016

As men­tio­ned befo­re, we are start­ing on a high level. The good wea­ther stays with us, so we can make our first tun­dra expe­ri­ence in Engelskbuk­ta in bright suns­hi­ne. The reinde­ers have very small, young cal­ves, they are of cour­se shy. Snow bun­tings are sin­ging, pur­ple sand­pi­pers are piping, ptar­mi­gans are making their noi­ses, the sun is warm­ing us and life is good. A wha­ler is guar­ding the silence in his gra­ve.

Gal­lery Engels­buk­ta, Ny Åle­sund – 05th June 2016

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

The nor­t­her­ly wind is cal­ming down during the after­noon, which makes going along­side in Ny Åle­sund easier than expec­ted. As usu­al, we take a litt­le walk through the nor­t­hern­most sett­le­ment of the glo­be, having a look at its past and pre­sent. Of cour­se we do the litt­le pil­grimage to the famous air­ship mast. A reinde­er almost joins the group while I am tel­ling the sto­ries of the north pole expe­di­ti­ons of the past, and a very fri­end­ly polar fox comes to say good­bye as we are lea­ving Ny Åle­sund for this time.

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