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Engelskbukta: Comfortlessbreen

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Engelskbuk­ta is named after Eng­lish wha­lers who had a litt­le shore sta­ti­on on the north side in the 17th cen­tu­ry. Remains of a blub­ber oven and a gra­ve can still be seen.

Com­fort­less­breen – Pano 1

We are on the gla­cier Com­fort­less­breen. The wha­lers cal­led the bay Com­fort­less Cove, an indi­ca­ti­on of the mise­ry they often had to endu­re here. It is cer­tain­ly not always that the wea­ther is as plea­sant as on this fine sum­mer­day in 2019! In 2007 and 2008, the gla­cier advan­ced rather rapidly („sur­ge“). It has retrea­ted again sin­ce and the sur­face is now qui­te flat again, not as crev­as­sed and bro­ken any­mo­re as it was during the sur­ge.

Com­fort­less­breen – Pano 2

Near the gla­cier, you can see a pic­turebook-qua­li­ty gla­cial land­s­cape with morai­nes and meltwa­ter river plains.

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: 2019-08-25 · copyright: Rolf Stange