Monday, 23 July 2012
When we managed to land at very isolated Jan Mayen yesterday we were all highly pleased. So back on board, we though the day had had its fill of great experiences. But there was more to come!
First we sailed northwards along the east coast in mist that was gradually clearing, so in the evening we got a good look at the site of the 1970 eruption where lava flowed into the sea forming 4 km² of new land.
The midnight cod dinner and the views meant that many dropped breakfast, but there was good attendance at the numerous lectures that took place all day today. This has been another calm day at sea – we are moving at 14 knots towards Spitsbergen on an ocean with only a small swell, and very light winds.
Photograph(s) by: Photos by: Anke Timmerberg