Traveling Through An Icy World
It has been a very busy and very fascinating time since our last update over a month ago. The engine replacement project has been a great success, and unfortunately, we have needed the service of this engine for more than 250 hours in the last month as we have been negotiating ice and calms almost the entire time.
Except for a few annoying small things that require constant attention, the engine is operating exactly as she should, and we are very happy that we have been able to pull this off in the set time frame.
On July 15th, we set sail heading north along the coast of Greenland.
Places like Eqip glacier, Svartenhuk, Upernavik and the Devil’s Thumb have been visited before we headed into the vast desolation of the Melville Bay. Melville is an area in NW Greenland that is practically one big glacier front over a distance of several hundreds of miles. Only occasionally interrupted by a mountain ridge that ends in the sea. This piece of water with practically no places to hide or to anchor, and with icebergs of all sizes and shapes, is only navigable for a short period of time during the second half of the summer.
We sailed through here with Jorgen Rasmussen and his crew, in order to search for wildlife for their photography project.
After four days in this amazing part of Greenland, we sailed across the Baffin Bay to Devon Island in Canada, and after a 2 day visit to the sea ice edge in Admiralty inlet, we are now floating around in Milne Inlet, just south west of the settlement “Pond Inlet” on the north coast of Baffin Island. We hope to spot and photograph the Narwhal’s that come here to reproduce during the summer.