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Woodfjord – 15 July 2018

Gråhuken! We are not far from this famous cape as we wake up. A light breeze is blowing from the northwest, but not too much, it is not a problem to land and we are happy to pay a visit to the famous hut where Christiane Ritter wintered in 1934-35 (she immortalized her adventure in the book „A woman in the polar night“). I have got a very special reason to be happy to get to this hut now, and today’s visit is indeed humbling and touching. More about that later.

Gråhuken

Gråhuken

In a later stage of today’s landing at Gråhuken, a polar bear turns up. It is a safe distance, and he (or she) turns around and moves away as soon as he (or she) gets aware of us. So do we.

Andoyane

Andoyane

An excursion to one of the small islands in Liefdefjord turns out to be a visit to an arctic paradise. Colours, structures, birds. Plenty of them.

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