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Drift ice edge – 30th June 2019

We have got good sailing wind to bring us northwards to Magdalenefjord, where we anchor late in the night and then wake up with sunshine and two polar bears in view. Then we continue northwards, to the ice edge. It is not far, north Spitsbergen is still completely in ice. We meet the drift ice edge in Smeerenburgfjord. Rugged mountains make the background scenery, and the sun is shining. Stunning!

Gallery – Drift ice edge – 30th June 2019

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Passing Smeerenburg and Virgohamna, we sail westwards to the open sea and then turn north. See how far we get. Well, not far at all. We don’t make it to 80 degrees. Ice, wind and poor visibility as soon as there is ice.

We don’t stay long, then we set sail and course to the south.

last modification: 2019-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange