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Heleysund – 13 August 2018

A dream day in one of the most beautiful corners of Spitsbergen, in the easternmost part of the main island. There is this lovely bay in Heleysund where you can anchor perfectly well even if it is blowing a bit, like last night.

Straumsland

Straumsland

Today morning it was calm again, and sunny. We prepared some thermos bottles and a bit of food and took off, for a long hike on the tundra. Sometimes wet, sometimes dry, sometimey rocky, always rich in details, varied, beautiful. Great views of Heleysund and Straumsland, Storfjord and Barentsøya. Curious reindeer and a rare Sabine’s gull. A stunning coastline with huge rock columns, below them green, lush tundra with well-developed ice wedges. Long rests in the sun, enjoying the views. What else could you ask for?

Straumsland

Straumsland

Now we are steaming south in Storfjord. The sun is shining, and we have got great views of Barentsøya and Spitsbergen.

Straumsland

Straumsland

Straumsland

Straumsland
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