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Den­mark Strait – 28th August 2019

Accord­ing to the fore­cast, this should be a good day to start the cros­sing towards Green­land. So we had an ear­ly bre­ak­fast and star­ted moving around 8 a.m. Soon, the litt­le island of Grimsey disap­peared in the low clouds behind us.

Gal­le­ry – Den­mark Strait – 28th August 2019

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

We kept the cour­se as high on the wind as pos­si­ble, towards the Blos­se­vil­le Kyst, south of Scores­by­sund, most­ly making good speed of 7-8 knots. The­re was a nort­her­ly bree­ze, 4-5 Beau­fort, occa­sio­nal­ly may­be 6. Not­hing real­ly wild, but nevertheless, enough to make life dif­fi­cult for tho­se on board who were not used to it, so some retrea­ted to the rela­ti­ve peace and silence of their bunks. The others went on their shifts, kept the ship on cour­se and their nose in the fresh air, which always hel­ps to make time go past quick­ly. So went the hours, one hori­zon fol­lo­wed upon the other one and Green­land would soon rise up behind one of them!

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 (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!



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last modification: 2019-08-30 · copyright: Rolf Stange