Sailing - Just!
Fri 25 Jul 2008 18:00
but not much north)
Course: Northeast Speed: 3 knots
Wind: North, light breeze
Day's run: not recorded (too depressing)
We had a light air overnight, just enough to maintain steerage way, until 4
this morning; then zip, de nada, nothing. So, down sails and drift until
just before noon, when a zephyr, an air, a breeze a tease, had them up again
and me casting my eye around the horizon looking for more. But it seems we
are just going to have to make the most of what we have for the rest of the
day. That's OK, it is very peaceful, not an iceberg in sight, so I am
getting lots of rest. I think tomorrow we shall have some wind, from the
north of course, but it will do.
I am trying to make for Disko Bay before turning back south, this will put
us above the Artic Circle and in Disko Bay there is the Jakobshavn Isfjord
which I would like to see; my guide describes it as one of the wonders of
the world, and elsewhere as one of the greatest sights in the world, so I
guess it would be a shame to come all this way and miss it. I have given
myself until the end of the month, that's about 250 miles in six days which
ought not to be too difficult. But this is sailing and our progress to date
has not been a good.
What gives, skipper Bob? There is a little bookstore that, whether it knows
it or not, needs me. Why are we pointing every which way but south?
Something else, this diet thing, I am an athlete in training, I need fish,
not cardboard. Sort it out skipper, meantime I must get back to my work
All is well.