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HomeArctic blog: Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen → Lon­gye­ar­by­en-Bohe­man­nes­et – 04 August 2019

Lon­gye­ar­by­en-Bohe­man­nes­et – 04 August 2019

And again: wel­co­me on board, we’ll hoist the sails again and set cour­se for Spits­ber­gen! This time, on the smal­ler, beau­ti­ful yacht Arc­ti­ca II, a real expe­di­ti­on boat, strong and stur­dy. As soon as we have got ever­ything done, we cast off and steer out into Isfjord. It is a won­der­ful start, with sunshi­ne, no wind.

Con­si­de­ring the gre­at con­di­ti­ons today, we make use of the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make a lan­ding as soon as we can. I am plea­sed to get back to Bohe­man­nes­et. A beau­ti­ful place, but it is very expo­sed, so some­ti­mes years go bet­ween visits. This time, we have been here just a good 3 weeks ago with Anti­gua. It is nice to start whe­re we finis­hed recent­ly. In con­trast to last time, it is real­ly nice and calm now, so the lan­ding ope­ra­ti­on is a pie­ce of cake and we can just enjoy the beau­ty of the place. It was not far from here, at Rijps­burg, that Søren Zacha­ri­as­sen began an ope­ra­ti­on that is now usual­ly con­si­de­red the begin­ning of com­mer­cial coal mining in Spits­ber­gen. But it was not suc­cess­ful.

Gal­le­ry – Lon­gye­ar­by­en-Bohe­man­nes­et – 04 August 2019

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

Any­way, for us today, Bohe­man­nes­et is „just“ a beau­ti­ful and silent place. A gre­at begin­ning of this new trip!

Later the same evening, we crui­se for ano­t­her 2 hours until we drop anchor in Trygg­ham­na for a calm night, to get some good rest.

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 (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!



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