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Woodfjord – 17th September 2017

The day starts with quite a bit of wind as we enter inner Woodfjord – but promising at the same time, with a lot of holes in the clouds, and the sun is breaking through. It is casting its light over an amazing display of colours: a blue fjord, framed by deep-red mountains and green tundra. Colours!

We enjoy the scenery, while we are sailing further into the fjord, always keeping an eye open for polar bears that often roam along these shore. Later, we roam a bit along these shores during a landing, making some precise observations of the amounts of plastic litter that you find between all the driftwood logs and in the sand. The data will be used by the German Alfred Wegener Institute for a research project about plastic pollution in the marine environment. May it help to solve the problem!

Gallery – Woodfjord – 17th September 2017

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Later, we see a polar bear on a slope, but far away. In Mushamna, we seize the opportunity of some nice hiking, before we round the day off with a very atmospheric fire on the beach.

last modification: 2017-09-22 · copyright: Rolf Stange