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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

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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.

last modification: 2016-08-12 · copyright: Rolf Stange