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Under sail to the ice with SV Antigua

Gallery 3: on the west coast

After days and days in ice and darkness (no, no darkness here in June), it was time to get back to the tun­dra. In Eidem­buk­ta, the coas­tal plain was alrea­dy lar­ge­ly snow free, so we could go for some walks along the coast and to some hills for the views. The typi­cal inha­bi­tants of the tun­dra were the­re: rein­de­er, arc­tic fox and various birds, inclu­ding some grey phalar­o­pes and com­mon scoters, which is amongst the rare sightin­gs in Spits­ber­gen.

After a litt­le excur­si­on into St. Jonsfjord we spent the last full day of our jour­ney in Isfjord. Now the wea­ther had final­ly clea­red up, and it was gre­at to see the sun again after several rather grey days. What could be bet­ter than a sun­ny day in Spits­ber­gen? Yes, a sun­ny day in Spits­ber­gen with a good (safe, no dis­tur­ban­ce) polar bear sigh­t­ing. We even saw a bear that was stan­ding on an ice floe, eating a seal!

Gal­le­ry 3: on the west coast

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

To gal­le­ry:  → Isfjord  → Nor­thwards, to the ice  → On the west coast

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