After a long night of sailing we arrived at our destination, Moonshine Fjord, at about 3 in the morning.
Looking out to see the landscape around us we were all stunned by the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding mountains and the turquoise water but the best was the clear sky, feels like ages ago that we had any sunlight!
We all had a bit of rest before we had our usual oats for breakfast. The plan is to go on a 2 day hike starting this afternoon, but we would first do some more measurements on tundra vegetation and permafrost with Doctor Roswitha Stoltz. A short ride with the inflatable rubber duck to shore where there was the most beautiful ice sculptures as the low tide left them on the beach, exposing their beauty to us.
After a 15-minutes hike to the nearby lake created by glaciers activity we started the measurements. This time our scientific advisor explained the difference in the active layer depending on the slope, supply of water and vegetation cover. We could experience on our own changes in depth of thawing layer. In the middle of the trip a spontaneous debate started.
We were encouraged by Mike and the rest of the Team to take part in a brainstorm about the world’s human population and the sacrifices that everyone should make to live a sustainable life.
Then it was time to head back to the boat and now we’re getting ready for the upcoming excursion! We’ll describe the rest of the day once we’re back on the boat again!