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Lon­gye­ar­by­en – Skans­buk­ta, 01st June 2019

Bra­ve Mara­thon-run­ners do their work in and near Lon­gye­ar­by­en, while we get rea­dy for action on Anti­gua. In the after­noon, we are rea­dy to set sail on Anti­gua, and that is exact­ly what we actual­ly do as soon as Cap­tain Robert has said hel­lo to ever­y­bo­dy. A brief intro­duc­tion turns us all into real sai­lers, and soon the can­vas goes up into the bree­ze, and the rea­son­ab­ly warm sun sees us sai­ling out of Advent­fjord and nor­thwards, across Sas­sen­fjord.

We have set cour­se for Skans­buk­ta, whe­re we drop the anchor for the night. It is a won­der­ful nort­hern evening in good com­pa­ny, many here on board have been on Anti­gua more often than some of the crew!

Gal­le­ry – Lon­gye­ar­by­en – Skans­buk­ta, 01st June 2019

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Ingolf has got a lot of work with his tele­scope, the­re are ple­nty of rein­de­er and several arc­tic foxes on the tun­dra and hund­reds of com­mon eiders with an ama­zing num­ber of king eiders amongst them.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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