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Northwest Spitsbergen – 10th June 2016

The westerly breeze had been quite lively, so we had decided to spend yet another day in Woodfjord before returning to the west coast. But this morning we awoke near the icy beauty of Svitjodbreen in the magnificent Fuglefjord. Plenty of glacier ice drifting in the water, while we are enjoying breakfast and looking out for wildlife.

Gallery Northwest Spitsbergen – 10th June 2016

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Five lazy walrusses are hauled out in Smeerenburg near the old blubber ovns, at which we then have a look, one after the other. How cruel must life have been here 4 centuries ago! The whalers were wearing woolen sweaters which did not give much protection from the ever-present wind, and thin leather shoes. Even for us, in weather-proof outdoor gear and rubber boots, it is cold today! And it was certainly not warmer back then, in the 17th century.

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