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Bar­entsøya – 03rd July 2017

To our own sur­pri­se, we sai­led around Bar­entsøya last night and ent­e­red Free­man­sund from the east. We spent a cold, but impres­si­ve morning in a litt­le can­yon with a kit­ty­wa­ke colo­ny and a very rela­xed polar fox. Later, the wind blew us out of Free­man­sund, but we found a suf­fi­ci­ent­ly shel­te­red lan­ding site on the wes­tern side of Bar­entsøya. A strong con­trast bet­ween the tun­dra that grew during thousands of years on basaltic bed­rock and the moon­like morai­ne that was crea­ted by an advan­cing gla­cier exact­ly 100 years ago. Not enough time to crea­te a lot of vege­ta­ti­on bey­ond some flowers here and the­re.

Now we are under sail, with a plea­sant nor­the­as­ter­ly wind, hea­ding for the south cape and the west coast of Spits­ber­gen.

Gal­le­ry – Bar­entsøya – 03rd July 2017

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

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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