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Prins Karls For­land – Fug­le­hu­ken – 31st May 2022

31st May was still to con­ti­nue. We still had time and the wea­ther was so good that we didn’t want to miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a look at Fug­le­hu­ken, the nort­hern tip of Prins Karls For­land. It is one of tho­se pla­ces that are so expo­sed to the open sea that you don’t get here often at all It is real­ly a mat­ter of having a very good day. The most beau­ti­ful pla­ces are often not the easiest one to get to.

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But today was the right day. Guil­lemots and kit­ti­wa­kes are bree­ding in lar­ge num­bers on the steep cliffs high abo­ve the tun­dra, pro­vi­ding suf­fi­ci­ent fer­ti­li­sa­ti­on to the accord­in­gly rich tun­dra. The­re are even thick lay­ers of peat under a sur­face of mos­ses and lichens in some pla­ces. And part of the tun­dra is alrea­dy snow-free, making the rein­de­er hap­py that are gra­zing here in num­bers.

Being able to visit a place like Fug­le­hu­ken is real­ly a pri­vi­le­ge! I am more than hap­py to dedi­ca­te a blog ent­ry to this very enjoya­ble event.

For­landsund – 31st May 2022

We had left yesterday’s den­se fog behind us. Bright sunshi­ne in Horn­bæk­buk­ta – what a start into the voya­ge! Ama­zing views over the bay, moun­tains and gla­cier.

Inde­ed, For­landsund is in its best mood today, with an almost mir­ror-like water sur­face and a beau­ti­ful sky abo­ve the jag­ged, snow-cove­r­ed moun­tains and the famous gla­ciers of Prins Karls For­land.

Gal­le­ry – For­landsund – 31st May 2022

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

Later we drop­ped the anchor in Engelskbuk­ta for a litt­le late after­noon walk. Just a few kilo­me­tres fur­ther north than Horn­bæk­buk­ta, but a cou­p­le of weeks back in the sea­so­nal deve­lo­p­ment. A lot of wet snow, a lot of water. Real­ly in the midd­le of the snow melt.

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