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Straum­s­land – 14th August 2016

The Nor­we­gi­an wea­ther fore­cast is cur­r­ent­ly not worth the paper it is writ­ten on (and we don’t even print it). We should have been able to sail and make lan­dings com­for­ta­b­ly in calm con­di­ti­ons. In real life, we have had qui­te strong winds last night and today morning, enjoy­ing some real sai­ling. But even in a lee side posi­ti­on, it was too win­dy to make a lan­ding today morning.

So we con­ti­nued sou­thwards out of Hin­lo­pen Strait in order to make use of the pre­cious time, even though it was a bum­py road on the way to Heley­sund. So gre­at the­re is this well-shel­te­red bay the­re, what would we do without it? Even the­re, we spent the after­noon on board, wai­t­ing for the wind to sett­le down, but we did that in all com­fort and safe­ty. In the evening, it cal­med down and we enjoy­ed a nice hike around Straum­s­land, the arc­tic showing herself in peace and beau­ty again.

Gal­le­ry – Straum­s­land – 14th August 2016

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

We are stea­ming sou­thwards in Storfjord through the night. The remai­ning days are get­ting fewer and we have to make sure we are get­ting back to the west coast now. Skip­per and gui­des are taking shifts, pas­sen­gers act as co-pilots during the night hours. See whe­re we end up tomor­row. Cur­r­ent­ly we have Mohn­buk­ta in the most beau­ti­ful mid­ni­ght sun light on our star­board side.

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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