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Woodfjord – 10 August 2019

Mushamna is a lovely natural harbour, which must have been made for sailing boats like the Arctica II. We made good use of the sheltered anchorage for a couple of calm hours during the night, and then we went for a good walk, of course. Moss campion, mountain sorrel and snow buttercup are still standing in full flower here.

The stunning red colour of the Old Red sandstone in inner Woodfjord did not show all of its beauty as it was quite overcast and grey as we went for our second landing further down in Woodfjord, but the colours are still amazing. The plastic on the beach was also amazing, in a way. We collected some of it. At least.

Gallery – Woodfjord – 10 August 2019

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Later, on the way to the north, we saw a polar bear near the shore! He – or, probably, she – walked over the tundra, eating some vegetation here and there. Later he walked near us on the beach for a few precious moments, as we were at anchor again in Mushamna.

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