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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

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

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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