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Lofoten - Bear Island - Spitsbergen with SV Antigua 2018

This passage from Norway up to Bear Island was definitely amongst the better ones in the history of Antigua in these waters. We could keep the sails in the wind and the speed around 8-9 knots, even more at times. The same was the case on the passage later from Bear Island to Spitsbergen.

The wind that made the sailing fun and effective made life a bit difficult at Bear Island, as it blew around the island and there was no place really to afford full shelter. The first bay too small even for Antigua to drop the anchor, the next one without any access to the island, just steep cliffs. Finally, we found a place where Captain Mario could keep Antigua in a drifting position between some rocks that gave us just enough shelter to get out into the boats and ashore! Hurray Bear Island!

Gallery 2 – Bear Island (Bjørnøya)

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last modification: 2018-06-12 · copyright: Rolf Stange