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Dick­son­fjord – 03rd July 2019

We have moved into some of the inner bran­ches of Isfjord to enjoy some fan­ta­stic sce­n­ery alt­hough the wea­ther is actual­ly quite grey. Still, it is beau­tiful. And we meet a pod of Belugas in red­dish melt­wa­ter.

Kapp Smith was one of the places whe­re the age of sys­te­ma­tic sci­ence and explo­ra­ti­on began in Spits­ber­gen: this is whe­re the Nor­we­gi­an pho­to­gram­me­tric expe­di­ti­on of 1936 was based. Air­planes rather than dog sled­ges. Today, turn­sto­nes and arc­tic terns live on the beau­tiful­ly colourful tun­dra.

Gal­lery – Dick­son­fjord – 03rd July 2019

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

Many of us hike from Dick­son­fjord to Ekm­anfjord, fol­lo­wing a colourful car­pet of various flowers. The rocks are full of fos­sils, others con­sist of white anhy­drite („gypsym“). Pink-foo­ted geese are bree­ding in flat tun­dra are­as, and red-throa­ted divers are sit­ting on a small lake.

We spend a beau­tiful­ly calm night at anchor, while the clouds are coming down lower and lower.

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