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Sun in Bar­ents­burg and sand storm in Advent­fjord – 20 Sep­tem­ber 2018

Yet ano­t­her beau­ti­ful, sun­ny day! We just keep enjoy­ing. More about „calm“ later.

Some of us have a bit of a slow start into the day, but after bre­ak­fast we take off to explo­re Bar­ents­burg. With some minor adjus­t­ments of the rou­te, we even mana­ge to spend almost the who­le morning in sunshi­ne! A very inte­res­ting visit and a strong visu­al con­trast to our arc­tic expe­ri­en­ces so far.

Barentsburg

Michel­le van Dijk in Bar­ents­burg, sharing her know­ledge of the Dut­ch histo­ry of the place.

Barentsburg

Lovely day in Bar­ents­burg.

Barentsburg

Lenin some 12 hours later and in dif­fe­rent light (com­pa­re to yesterday’s blog).

Later we set cour­se across Isfjord to say good­bye and fare­well to Spitsbergen’s beau­ti­ful natu­re in Ymer­buk­ta, but things are chan­ging and so are our plans. The wind is picking up, the next days are sup­po­sed to bring pret­ty stor­my wea­ther and we get a first tas­te of it today. Not­hing serious so far, but the­re is a risk that we may not be able to go along­side in Lon­gye­ar­by­en in the evening if we get the­re too late so we chan­ge cour­se or Advent­fjor­den. Well, we have enjoy­ed so much of Spitsbergen’s beau­ty in the last cou­p­le of days that we can real­ly relax and look for­ward to civi­li­sa­ti­on.

Con­ti­nued later – inde­ed, the wind had picked up con­si­der­ab­ly as we sai­led into Advent­fjord and going along­side was a chal­len­ge. We were all hap­py once the last mile was real­ly done!

Adventjord: dust storm

Sai­ling into a dust storm while ent­e­ring Advent­fjord.

Adventjord: dust storm

Dust storm over Advent­fjord.

A stun­nin­gly beau­ti­ful voya­ge is com­ing to an end – unf­or­gett­able! Big thanks to ever­y­bo­dy here, Cap­tain Kevin and his crew on board SV Anti­gua, my col­leagues Michel­le van Dijk and Alex­an­der Lembke and of cour­se all our fel­low polar tra­vel­lers who con­tri­bu­t­ed to the good expe­ri­ence and spi­rits on board and on the tun­dra!

Crew of SV Antigua in Longyearbyen

Crew of SV Anti­gua in Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

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