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Krossfjord – 11th July 2017

It was a long night yes­ter­day, on the way out of Woodfjord with all that ice and stun­ning evening light. And a long way to Krossfjord. So we could enjoy a rela­xed morning today, and I think ever­y­bo­dy qui­te lik­ed that after the inten­se days that we had had.

Mid-day, we ent­e­red Krossfjord and bit later, we went ashore in Signe­ham­na. Lichens and mos­ses, frost-pat­ter­ned ground and frost-shat­te­red shale. Remains of an old Ger­man war wea­ther sta­ti­on from the mad days of the second world war.

We made a hike to a moun­tain ridge with a gre­at view to the west coast and a walk along the lake Haje­ren. The lake was in a remar­kab­le sta­te of thawing: the win­ter ice con­sis­ted of need­le-shaped crys­tals, but the ice cover had lar­ge­ly dis­in­te­gra­ted and fal­len apart to release tho­se crys­tals or to form smal­ler blocks of such crys­tals. Which fit per­fect­ly tog­e­ther, so it was impos­si­ble to pull them apart, you could only sli­de them along­side each other, like a three-dimen­sio­nal puz­zle. And the sound that was crea­ted with the­se ice crys­tals by the wind was even more uni­que!

Gal­le­ry – Krossfjord – 11th July 2017

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

Even more than the blue fox that we saw later in the evening on the top of a sea­b­ird colo­ny.

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