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Chermsideøya – 08 August 2018

After many hours of sailing time, we had reached some of the northernmost islands of Spitsbergen. Not the very northernmost one, Sjuøyane are still further north, but there is indeed a Nordkapp (North Cape) on this island!

Chermsideoya

Chermsideoya

A little evening hike takes us across the island, over perfectly developed ancient beach terraces, across hills of glacier-polished crystalline basement rocks, though a little valley. A beautiful, remote, silent and very arctic place!

Chermsideoya

Chermsideoya

But unbelievable how much plastic are washed up here on these beaches. Nobody is ever getting here who could clean up. We have to go here with Antigua one day …

P.S. Five minutes after writing these lines, we pulled a huge fishing net out of the water. There was already a number of dead birds entangled in it, Brünich’s and Black guillemots. No idea where we are going to store it until Longyearbyen, but the main thing is, it is not floating around in the water anymore!

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