Another Greenlandic anchorage.
This one at a little island with a "hot
Only a warm tub really, with a couple of
colder ones further down the hill that the kids ran down to.
Those are icebergs in the background and Sigrit did
get a photo of me in there as well, but you do not linger between the
changing hut and the pool.
This pool is mentioned in the Sagas, so has been in
use for 1,000 years.
When we got back to the boat Helgur said could he
try fishing. In Scotland the crew often give up after the third attempt
with no fish. Greenland is different. We put out the line with
feathers and half a dozen hooks and after 10 minutes Helgur was winding in a
We were already heating water for the rice and
Sigrit had got out a tin, as we did not believe the fish would come. I got
the knife and board out in the cockpit and before gutting was finished, another
larger cod was hauled in. Head off that and hooks back in the water as a
salad was chopped up. The third even larger cod soon followed and
Helgur started cooking them. With a bottle of wine it was a real
It was all cooked on a primus stove
mounted on a board on top of the gimballed cooker.
We have not been able to get gas in Greenland
and have one full bottle left which we are keeping for the crossing to
Newfoundland. We have both camping gas (UK & Europe) and Primus
gas (Scandinavia & Iceland), but are too mean to buy a third type that also
may be different to the US & Canada.
This morning banks of mist have been coming and
going with a good little sailing breeze sometimes.
It looks very scenic and with someone on deck and
the chart plotter telling us exactly where we are, the ice still seems no