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Murchisonfjord & Sorgfjord – 15 September 2018

There must have been hundreds of Russian crosses in Spitsbergen centuries ago, built by the Pomors near their hunting stations. Nowadays there are only two of them left and still standing, both on little islands in Murchisonfjord. One of them is our destination for the morning.

Nordre Russeøya, Murchisonfjord

Russian cross, Nordre Russeøya/ Murchisonfjord

Snow is lying on the ground and there is the smell of winter in the air, a feeling even enhanced by the yellowish light of the low sun. We take stunning arctic winter impressions and some large fishing nets back on board after the landing.

Nordre Russeøya, Murchisonfjord

In Sorgfjord, the clouds have disappeared almost completely, the sun is low on the blue sky. The snow-covered land is shining in colours somewhere between white, blue and red.

Crozierpynten, Sorgfjord

Crozierpynten on the Eastern side of Sorgfjord

Crozierpynten, Sorgfjord

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