It seems this did not work, there are some problems
with my aerial I think.
I am also running out of time, so no more photos
until I can top up.
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 7:53 PM
I motored down here from Narssassuaq and
anchored in yet another idyllic bay. There are even shoals across two of
the entrances to keep icebergs out. On this island there are crow berries
by the bucketful (they are slightly bitter so the
connoisseur bites them to squeeze out the juice and then spits them
out) but also enough bilberries to make a pie. Not that I am, but I
ate quite a few.
Milly Brown is no longer an Estonian taxi as Helgur
and Sigrit sensibly jumped ship and bought tickets back to Iceland. We got
on very well and it was good to have company in Greenland.
The trip from Iceland was very quick, 615
miles in 3.5 days. We were doing 6 and 7 knots much of the time and
as we neared Greenland held 8 knots for four hours (with some tide to
help). Quick trips are never smooth and Sigrit did not want to repeat it
down to Newfoundland.
They managed to get half price tickets, so I have a
tidy boat now and they will do a fortnight of hiking and camping in
Greenland. Sigrit has booked a lift from Peru to Easter Island after they
have worked in Costa Rica, where she has an uncle, and done Patagonia. I
said yes, but not when.
Helgur will be badly missed for his cooking, very
much better than mine and he had learnt to sail the boat very competently
in a remarkably short time. They will both be missed for the company
and the sensible way they coped with the cramped conditions on a small
If they ever want a lift with you, I can
recommend them as hitch hikers.