Polar Bear Hunt 2015 - Day 9
Expedition Day 4: Negribreen and Agardhbukta
We were woken at 7am to see a huge expanse of ice outside our portholes. Plans had changed as the sea ice had blocked our passage north. So for the morning at least, we drifted slowly along the face of the Negribreen Glacier, before turning west.
The Negribreen is a large glacier that extends out into the sea. It looks like thick sea ice but the base of the ice is grounded on the sea floor. We slowly drifted along the face of the ice. lloking for seals and polar bears, but there was not much life to be found.
Video of the ice margin
Here is a short video taken as we drifted along the margin of the ice.
Agardhbukta and a zodiac cruise
After lunch, a rest (well a snooze really) and a lecture, we dropped anchor close to shore at the moth of an estuary. Here large numbers of birds were usually to be found in the shallow water. Into our polar outfits, gumboots and lifejackets and off in the Zodiacs for a short tour. There were plenty of birds, but they resented our arrival so they soon took to the skies.
Last updated: 08/11/2015