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A return to East Greenland... This time up to Dove Bay at 76° North
Dove Bay is a large bay at around 76° north, bounded by Adolf Jensens Land and Germania
Land to the south and north, and protected from the Arctic Ocean by the island
of Store Koldeway. We had our first camp at Ravnedalan, and our second
on a spur of the mainland over Inderbredningen.
As we were the quite late in the season, early to mid August, and being quite far north
in the last few days the
sun actually dipped behind the horizon, and the nights got reasonably chilly.
This was supposed to be my last trip with Arcturus Expeditions
the travel company who I'd travelled with to Greenland and Kamchatka previously,
as the owners were retiring. Thankfully Arcturus has been taken over by
like-minded folk and it's still going strong - see the photos from my trip to Lyell Land in 2007.
The trip up to Dove Bay involved flying to Iceland, then airstrip hopping in a Twin Otter via
Constable Point, Mestersvig and Paskenoesset before being dropped of at the airstrip
at Ravnedalan. We spent a number of nights at Ravnedalan exploring the area, before
moving to a second camp across the fjord.