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Isfjord – 12th July 2017

The last day of this great, beautiful voyage. We woke up alongside in Pyramiden, the Russian ghost-town. A strong and fascinating contrast after so much nature during the last days, and of course we can not ignore all the history that came with the 20th century, the Spitsbergen-treaty and so on.

As a relatively recent development, the school building is open for us. Amazing impressions! Alex and I are looking forward to a more extensive visit to Pyramiden in September.

But the last experience during this trip should again be in the arctic nature and not in bizarre remains of mining and political history. It cleared up a bit, and we greatly enjoyed a long, quiet landing in Skansbukta, including many lovely flowers. Amongst them was a northern Jacob’s ladder (?) (Polemonium boreale?) with white flowers – have you seen or heard of that before?

Gallery – Isfjord – 12th July 2017

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Some hours later, we went alongside in Longyearbyen, after 1313 nautical miles, including about 24 landings (including an ice floe) and all those whales, polar bears, sailing … big thanks and warm regards to all involved! It was great!

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