penguins and a sea lion taking a free ride
at times the passage through the channel is rather small
the Hurtigruten MS NordNorge is in a hurry and passes us on portside. Norway is far away..
some prefer the hot jacuzzi but most of us just enjoy the scenery
the MS NordNorge tucked away below towering mountains
is a winding and sometimes narrow waterway between Wiencke Island and Anvers Island.
cruises include a passage through this channel, and for good reasons.
For when the weather gods cooperate, the view of snow
and glacier covered peaks and mountains is simply breathtaking.
On Feb 26 2008, we passed through the Channel in a South-North
direction, initially with a crisp blue sky and fair wind conditions. The ideal setting for stunning panoramas and postcard-like pictures.
afternoon the weather changed for the worse and in the evening we even had some snow on the deck.
All in all an unforgettable
entering Neymaier Channel from the South, Anvers Island on the portside
entering Neymaier Channel from the South, Wiencke Island on starboard
the view may be grand, but this fellow has other priorities
short pants and t-shirt?, it's freezing cold in the strong headwind
icebergs drift freely in the channel
these are icebergs in the making
later in the evening we have snow on the deck
there is hot soup for the cold and hungry