On the edge

Inspired by my sailing trip to Franz Joseph Land in Russian Arctic, in the Summer, 2019.

After sailing through the archipelago for several days, we tried to reach as far north, beyond Rudolf’s Island, as possible. Having little time and playing safe, we reached latitude of 82°N (lacking several dozen meters), where we decided to stop, celebrate, and turn around.

That moment of drifting between the ice, in the silence, having a bath in ice-cold water, literally (I did it!!) – was priceless. I have many lovely memories from that expedition, but this one is my favourite!