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Mag­da­le­n­efjord – 15th Sep­tem­ber 2016

Some days later and alrea­dy back on Anti­gua, alrea­dy far north again. The days in Lon­gye­ar­by­en are always far too short, much too much to do, not enough time to get things done, to see friends, to relax. The north is cal­ling.

The first day of this trip – well, let’s say it was dra­ma­tur­gi­cal­ly well posi­tio­ned, mea­ning it could only impro­ve from here. Ny Åle­sund in pou­ring rain, not­hing else to say. Well, at least we made the next leg north from the­re under sail. Have I ever befo­re not taken a sin­gle pho­to during the first two days of a trip?

But … then! We awo­ke in Mag­da­le­n­efjord. Still clou­dy, but the cloud cover hig­her than the rug­ged moun­tain peaks, cove­r­ed with fresh snow. First impres­si­ons of the rough beau­ty of the arc­tic sce­ne­ry. Moun­tains, gla­ciers, wha­lers’ gra­ves, colour­ful stones.
The first wild­life sigh­t­ing direct­ly a rather rare spe­ci­es (a whea­te­ar), a polar fox was not far, but could be seen just for seconds.

Gal­le­ry Mag­da­le­n­efjord – 15th Sep­tem­ber 2016

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

After a visit to Wag­gon­way­breen and a lan­ding at the trap­pers’ hut in Bjørn­ham­na, we drop­ped anchor for the night near Smee­ren­burg­breen. A majes­tic sce­nic set­ting and gre­at evening light! That is how you dream of a Sep­tem­ber evening up here.

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 (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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