This article is part of the series “2022-02: Winter cruise KPH”.
We are at 76°45′ N, 31°08′ E and still have internet. Today we entered the sea ice and the ship is jerking when it cuts through.
After days with open sea and moderate temperatures between -5 °C and -8 °C it got significantly colder today. At time we have -24.9 °C (falling) with a relative wind speed of 8.2 m/s. That makes a wind chill of round about -39° C.
So, why am I alone out at the helicopter deck?
Otherwise: too much interesting stuff going on. This arctic research cruise is definitely one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever experienced in my life!
I hardly manage to be up to date with my notes and I don’t have time to write more. And it’s dinner time, too. See you …