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Archive for September, 2012

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest XV

Friday, September 14th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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The M/S Stockholm, late afternoon of July 5 The M/S Stockholm, morning of July 6 July 6 & 7 - Sörkapp & Ekmanfjorden Into the eye of the storm "A whale!", with eyes wide open Martin pulls the rudder and tries to move the ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest XIV

Friday, September 14th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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July 7 & 8 -  Eidembukta, Barentsburg, Longyearbyen Tundra flowers in the rain & time to go home! So the Svalbard weather is suddenly making a statement this morning. A grey sky, a stiff wind and the rain blowing in sideways blasts ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest XIII

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 5 - Lamoteøya, Martinodden & Boltodden What a a day... "Get ready guys, he will leave the water and just after that he will shake! Get ready!" I keep hearing myself repeating that to Mats & Pär as the Zodiac glides ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest XII

Monday, September 10th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 06- Hamiltonbukta, Danskøya and Amsterdamøya Top notch in Hamiltonbukta I had good mornings and I had great mornings in Svalbard and then I had the Hamiltonbukta morning which played in it’s own league. So even with the flying start spotting ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest XI.5

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 05 - Sjuøyane & the pack ice The pack ice The sea is rough this morning but as our ship sneaks into the bay of Phippsøya, one of the Sjuøyane in the far north, we find the needed shelter ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest XI

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 4 - Austfonna & Vibebukta Shades of Blue At 6 in the morning Andreas and I wake up from someone knocking at our cabin's door. "Per thinks you should see this", says a voice from the dark. If Per, our ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest X

Friday, September 7th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 3 - Andréeneset (Kvitøya) & Isisoyane (Isispynten) The White Island 75.000 people honoured the dead bodies of polar explorers S.A. Andrée, Knut Fraenkel & Nils Strindberg when they were brought back to Stockholm in October, 1930. 33 years earlier they had set ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest IX

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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Polar bear galore & curious tusked friends July 04 - Alkefjellet, Torellneset & Bjørnsundet A morning drift in a Zodiac along one of the greatest bird rocks of all Svalbard is a good way to start the day. Getting closer to the ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest VIII

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 2 - Kapp Bruun, Austfonna glacier, Stor Island In walrus we trust After the splendid yesterevening-bears Svalbard finally turned its icy side to us during the night: thick fog and "orange" classed ice presented a little challenge to our fabulous crew ...

Svalbard with Wild Wonders & Polar Quest VII

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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July 1 - From Beverlysundet to Scorsebyoya From Tranquility to Wilderness The logbook for the M/S Stockholm says: "+4° C, Overcast with some occasional sun..." That might sound like unfortunate weather for nature photographers hoping for spectacular sunrises or sunsets (which don't ...