The seas have been kind with only moderate swell. Unfortunately however, the Arctic island of Bjørnøya (Bear Island) is roaring out a welcome to us as we approach. Understandably the welcoming roar smells a little like cod and the bird cliffs of the island which certainly gets us excited, unfortunately the roar also includes quite a lot of wind that is now coming directly from our destination. As a result we are now proceeding towards the island crabwise – in small legs at a 45 degree angle to the wind, each leg
bringing us closer to the tantalising target that represent some well needed rest for these sailors and a chance to explore the most diverse bird cliffs in the Northern Hemisphere.
AnimalsAdelie Penguin Antarctic Fur Seal Arctic fox Black Browed Albatross Cape Petrel Chimpanzee Chinstrap Penguin Cod Crabeater Seal Eider Duck Elephant Seal Gannet Gentoo Penguin Giant Petrel Green Monkey Guillemot Harbour Seal hippopotamus Humpback Whale King Penguin Kittiwake Krill Leopard Seal Light Manteled Sootie Albatross Loggerhead turtle Long-finned Pilot Whale Magellanic Penguin Minke Whale Northern Fulmar Orca Peale’s dolphins Polar bear Pteropod Puffin Razorbill Reindeer Rockhopper Penguin Short-beaked common dolphin Skua Striated Caracara Turkey Vulture Tussock Bird Wandering Albatross Weddell Seal Wilsons Storm Petrel