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Norway - Bear Island - Spitsbergen with SV Meander, 25.4.-8.5.2022

Part 2: The crossing - Barents Sea and Bear Island

SV Meander 2022: Map crossing Barents Sea, Bear Island

The cros­sing: with SV Mean­der across the Bar­ents Sea to Bear Island and Spits­ber­gen.

When the wea­ther final­ly gave us an oppor­tu­ni­ty for the cros­sing, it was still not real­ly favoura­ble, with con­stant winds and seas from exact­ly the wrong direc­tion (what else?). Nevertheless, we made a stop at Bear Island (Bjørnøya) inclu­ding a litt­le lan­ding – short, but good, inde­ed.

SV Meander 2022: Bear Island

Lan­ding on Bear Island (Bjørnøya).

The­re was even qui­te a bit of drift ice in the vicini­ty of Bear Island, some­thing that has beco­me qui­te unusu­al in recent years. That requi­red some extra miles on the cros­sing fur­ther north, but final­ly the west coast of Spits­ber­gen came into view, with Horn­sund­tind as the pro­mi­nent and well-known land­mark that it has been for cen­tu­ries, and the ear­ly next morning saw us at anchor in Bellsund.

Pho­to gal­le­ry: The cros­sing – Bar­ents Sea and Bear Island

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

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By the way:

New book

my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!


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last modification: 2022-05-17 · copyright: Rolf Stange