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A night out in Greenland…

Tasiilaq at dawn, with the boat moored keyside So the day before yesterday we landed in a small town on the east coast of Greenland called Tasiilaq in Angmagssalik District; an Inuit town (N.B., don’t call them Eskimos, it means “meat-eater” apparently – not cool). A colourful group of people live here with a variety of interests: the East Greenland football championship final was played here today, a few hunters still live here (with others passing through when the seasons […]

Arrival greenland!

Memento Mori has arrived to Greenland, and what a scene it is!! on the way over we had near perfect sailing conditions the whole way – a gale the first 24 hours pushed us quite far west, if a bit south. second day gave us a much needed rest after the game and the third day was a perfect 22knots of wind from NNE and 7.5 average speed. Great sailing, and comfortable. In Greenland we are received by the finest […]

Landfall Greenland

On the fourth day of sailing, the majestic mountains of Greenland finally emerges from the distant horizon. We are currently sailing at about 7 knots, and with 82 nautical miles still to go, we expect to enter Angmagssallik fjord in about 12 hours from now. On the trip over we have had from 30 knots of wind to 2 knots. The first good for sleeping and the last good for grilling the fish we caught when leaving Iceland. After a […]

Memento Mori 28/06/10 06:45 – I Damark stredet

Glenn tar seg en fortjent strekk etter en lengre vakt. Mye bevegeslse i båten gjør senterpunktet (under bordet ved kjølen) i båten til en yndet soveplass.  Memento Mori har vært på sjøen i snart 3 dager og kong Neptun har gitt mannskapet her noe å bryne seg på. Ut fra Reykjavik hadde vi vinden i hekken og vi seilte effektivt med den splitter nye genakeren. Resten av kvelden ble brukt til å fiske sammen med over et dusin hval som tydeligvis […]

Goddur eyrandur!

Bilde: Nikolai og Andreas slår av en prat med den Danske kystvakten før avreise Island.  Mandager er ikke som alle andre mandager. Vi skulle seilt i går, men ble forhindret av tekniske problemer. Båten som lå ved siden av oss i Reykjavik var norsk og skulle også seile til Ammasilik på Grønland. Kapteinen var førtidspensjonert fra Arendal og skal seile jorden rundt i ni år. Dere kan følge dem på ss-ilanga.com. En av mannskapet var fra var fra Vadsø, en […]

Into the ice

Picture above: Intended route to Greenland, with latest updated weaterforcast represented by the red arrows.   Finally, with the autopilot and heater fixed, Memento Mori boat and crew is ready to head into the ice. Ketil, Nikolai and I paid a visit to the Danish coastguard today. Despite of taking Greenland from Norway some time back, they were kind and welcoming. In addition to providing us with the latest weather info, ice intel and general talk about the ice, they […]

Andreas’ gear and Glenns reflections on “Memento Mori”

Nye steder, nye mennesker og så var det havet igjen

Her kan de snakke om hva som helst, vi kan bare gjette hva det er de sier. En far kaller sønnen sin for dverg og i en turistbutikk omtaler de hverandre i de mest fantasifulle vendinger. Reykjavik er evig lang handlegate om dagen og en stor fornøyelsespark om natten. Det er behagelig å vite at åpningstiden er til morgengry. Det er ren og skjær urett, en helt forferdelig tilværelse for de som er på jobb. En direkte kompromissløs ordning om […]

Reykjavik at last –

Finally, after a 24 hour, 115 nm stretch from the extremely beautiful Vestmannaeyjar, we are approaching Reykjavik port! The trip from Vestmannaeyjar included a lot of tricky, shifting winds, strong currents and amazing scenery. A whale also joined us for some time, but as our marine biologist Andreas does not arrive until tomorrow, we could not identify the species. It was large and black, and seemed friendly. Go figure. In Reykjavik for the weekend, we plan to have a party […]

Iceland

We have arrived in Iceland! As you can see on the live position update, we’re at Vestmannaeyjar now, and we will sail on to Reykjavik tomorrow! We had a great transit, saw loads of whales and had some great sailing despite two full days with no good winds. Proper update will follow tomorrow, along with some amazing photos! stay tuned! K