Why I am so fascinated by glaciers? Don’t know, see yourself 

So, that’s it. 79 Latitude… It’s impressive and sad at the same time. According to the map we are on the edge of the glacier but we are more than 100m away… This scenery is magical. I’d would be a shame if the next generations can’t see it. Beside all the negative influences the melting…

Glaciers, Fjords and a long walk. 

After a day on the water and a night anchoring close to our walrus spot we put the next step to vote: go further north, sailing and tacking in the cold blowing wind or using the north wind to get down again and check out other glaciers.  Both has it advantages. I’d like to go…

Waves and wind

We didn’t start as early as planned. But we started after some thoughts of wind and waves. There is a reef between Prins Karl Forland and the main island that we need to cross. It’s on 6m and with waves we would run into the risk to get stuck, due to the draft. So we…

Another day in town 

Somehow we got home late again, not super late but after closing time. No after hour, though. But we chatted away on board with the guys and were drawn away by our projects. We have a bit of a late start until everyone is up and ready to go to town. With two dinghies we…

Museum, knitting and bailing on Pokemon 

We didn’t manage to be in the dinghy at 11 but at half past.  Washed the second round of laundry and hang it in “our” tent. Free access, just lift the zip. No, we are still not afraid someone could steal our underwear.  Breakfast in town! A fresh smoothy and an apple! How have I…

A day full of new acquaintances 

Sitting in the sun, a drink, no jacket, mountain view, people.  Sailing is great, but after days and days walking on land, talking to some different people, getting real food… Is like being on vacation. I have no words. I just keep sitting here and enjoy.  I can’t really believe it. Is this the Kapital…

Belugas and Walruses

We sit in the hall, eating pancakes, girls crocheting/knitting. Some traveling on the iPad around the world.  Should we go? Jupp. Engine on, set course.  Looked as there was a bit of rain today.  We are aiming for the top tip of the prince Karl forland. A walruses colonie is ment to live up there. …

Needs must

It’s 2pm, the others won’t be up in the next two hours, so I have enough time to get some things done that I’ve been successfully procrastinating. One should think we are living in our own microcosmos here on board but sometimes the outher world breaks through and brings unbeloved paperwork with it. So that’s…

Pancakes during the night – just easy

3.10am, the anchor chain runs out with noise and I wake up, first thinking of an enormous iceberg but as it  continuous I recognize the chain, the anchor snaps in.  This means my next shift at 4am will not be nesseccary. Wonderful, I didn’t sleep more than an hour. I again had this feeling of…

Off to new adventures. 

The sight of a polar bear is really impressive. Wales and Walerosses are still on the list. And a polar fox for me.  We saw the fin of a wale in Ireland on that tour were I felt so miserable seasick for the first time. I don’t even know what type of wale it was….

Look who’s walking here: Mr Polar Bear

We were just 20 minutes out on our sightseeing tour up and down Isforden when Manu spotted a moving rock underneath a glacier. Can this really be a polar bear? Just yesterday we’ve been so certain, that there are no polar bears that far from ice and walked a round here a bit too casual,…