North Atlantic Odyssey 2016
22nd May – 1st June 2016
Sailing from Aberdeen we headed for Fair Isle, a remote jewel of an island that lies half-
Fair Isle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, and its bird observatory is an important ornithological research centre.
Next stop was Jan Mayen -
Jan Mayen is a breeding home for countless seabirds -
Next it was to Svalbard a Norwegian archipelago situated about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The largest island is Spitsbergen, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya.
I sat beneath vast clouds of little auks swirling around the boulder slopes of Fuglesonmgen; watched a polar bear mother and her adolescent cub; crept slowly along a beach towards a pod of walrus; saw sanderling in brilliant breeding plumage; and there was much more as well.
Then it was northeast to the edge of the summer sea-
For the voyage I was ‘artist in residence’ and part of the Wildwings team on board MV Ortelius
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