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Virgohamna – 19th September 2016

The air pressure dynamics have been quite spectacular in recent days. A pressure loss of more than 30 hectopascal within 48 hours is not bad at all. The same goes for the increase of 16 hPa in the last 12 hours.

Virgohamna is a good place on such a day. It does not matter if you can’t see far. Everything (well, most of) what you want to see is close. Both the rusty remains of Andrée’s and Wellman’s expeditions and the harbour seals, which were in great shape on this grey Monday morning.

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The dead sperm whale that we had recently seen was gone, unfortunately. Too bad, it would have been too nice. On the other hand, we wouldn’t have been able to see a lot in the snowy weather anyway.

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