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Gallery Krossfjord, Kongsfjord

The begin­ning of this voya­ge on SV Anti­gua could hard­ly have been bet­ter: won­derful clouds over Advent­fjord, gre­at Sep­tem­ber light on the sur­roun­ding moun­ta­ins. Seve­ral Finn­wha­les and even a Blue wha­le in Isfjord.

The wea­ther chan­ged alre­a­dy the next day in Pyra­mi­den. We mana­ged just in time to get into the reason­ab­ly shel­te­red Kross­fjord, whe­re we were still able to do 2 landings with quite a win­ter fee­ling about them, befo­re we had to hide from the wind behind Blom­strand­hal­vøya for a day. Time for pre­sen­ta­ti­ons, about the envi­ron­ment, about pho­to­gra­phy, for a slight­ly weird docu­men­ta­ry about a rather recent expe­di­ti­on to Green­land. Also an expe­ri­ence, and actual­ly not that bad. But still, it was good to touch ground again the next day; it did not look much dif­fe­rent from what it will be like in March, in full-blown win­ter con­di­ti­ons. But then, at least, the litt­le streams will be real­ly fro­zen. Now, they drain into the snow, crea­ting lar­ge swam­py are­as of knee-deep snow and melt­wa­ter, a ter­ri­ble ter­rain in places.

Once wind and swell had cal­med down, we were also able to go along­side in Ny Åle­sund. The snow had brought quite a christ­mas atmo­sphe­re over the litt­le vil­la­ge.

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To Gal­lery:  → Kross­fjord, Kongsfjord  → For­lands­und  → Bell­sund, Isfjord



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last modification: 2014-09-30 · copyright: Rolf Stange