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Lief­defjord – 24th Sep­tem­ber 2019

Mona­co­breen is cur­r­ent­ly advan­cing, the wes­tern part of its front has pushed for­ward at least a kilo­met­re. The gla­cier is accord­in­gly very pro­duc­ti­ve. At times inner Lief­defjord was com­ple­te­ly fil­led up with gla­cier ice, almost or actual­ly impas­sa­ble. Also today the­re was a lot of gla­cier ice floa­ting in the water. Very impres­si­ve, even on a grey morning.

Andøya­ne offer a gre­at sce­nic con­trast. Lovely sce­ne­ry, colour­ful lichens, beau­ti­ful­ly cur­ved coast­li­nes. And, sad­ly, a lot of plastic lit­ter on the beaches. For bags less now, after our visit.

Gal­le­ry – Lief­defjord – 24th Sep­tem­ber 2019

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

Later we saw a polar bear that cap­tain Robert had seen on Reins­dyr­flya. Qui­te distant. A rather skin­ny bear. It was temp­t­ing to lea­ve a pile of but­ter on the beach. But no, we don’t do that. It is not allo­wed. But it is allo­wed to feel empa­thy.

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