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Spitsbergen under sail with SV Antigua, 25 June - 12 July 2019

Gallery 3: On the west coast again

The wind that was atta­ched to the south cape see­med to have a lot of pati­ence, so we just did the same on the west coast. The­re are so many stun­nin­gly beau­ti­ful fjords and bays, you can spend weeks on end the­re! It just loo­ks a bit fun­ny on the map. Espe­cial­ly in the For­landsund area, our actu­al rou­te reminds a bit of a ball of wool 🙂

It was qui­te win­dy in Krossfjord, except from Lil­lie­höök­breen, whe­re we spend a gre­at morning. So we took off and went to Kongsfjord, whe­re we made a lovely hike on Blom­strand­hal­vøya, inves­ti­ga­ting a coas­tal cave and a real grot­to.

Then we went into Isfjor­den – qui­te unusu­al in the midd­le of such a long voya­ge, but hey, why not? – whe­re we were wel­co­med by a lar­ge pod of Belugas and went to visit some very inte­res­ting pla­ces in Ekmanfjord inclu­ding Cor­a­hol­men, a fasci­na­ting island lar­ge­ly made up of red morai­nes. I guess that’s what it loo­ks like on Mars, kind of.

After excur­si­ons into Ymer­buk­ta and to Bar­ents­burg, we said good­bye to civi­li­sa­ti­on again and hea­ded south, whe­re the wea­ther see­med to clear up now.

Gal­le­ry 3: On the west coast again

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

To gal­le­ry:  → First days on the west coast  → Nor­thwards, to the ice  → On the west coast again  → To the east coast

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