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Danskøya: Kobbefjord

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Kob­befjord (“Seal bay”) is a litt­le bay that is cut­ting into the west coast of Dans­køya. The shores are most­ly steep and rocky, but the­re are pas­sa­ges to Virgo­ham­na and to the east side of Dans­køya. Danish wha­lers had a shore sta­ti­on here in the 17th cen­tu­ry. The inner fjord is cut off by shal­lows and only acces­si­ble for small boats.

The Nor­we­gi­ans Tor­ge­ir Møkle­by and Harald Simon­sen spent some des­pa­ra­te weeks in Kob­befjord in spring 1922. Loo­king for a friend who was mis­sing, they had left a wea­ther sta­ti­on at Kva­de­hu­ken (Kongsfjord) with a small boat, but drifted with the ice for 18 days befo­re they mana­ged to get ashore in Kob­befjord, whe­re they final­ly star­ved to death.

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last modification: 2019-04-15 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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