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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

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