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Iceberg Caipirinhas

09 August 2011 | Greenland
When I was in Brazil, I took a liking to the drink they have there called caipirinha. It is made with lime, sugar, ice and either cachaca (a spirit from sugar cane) or vodka.

One of the things I wanted to do on this trip to the arctic (well, not the main objective :) ) was to have a caipirinha with ice from an iceberg. I brought some cachaca and some caiprinha mix (we don't have limes aboard) from Brazil for this purpose. In the picture, Lin is holding a piece of ice from an iceberg, and I have the cachaca and caipirinha mix.

On a more serious note, summer in Greenland is dominated by the Greenland High (high pressure, clear skies, light winds), so it can be deceptively tranquil in the arctic. While there are few signs of it now, summer is ending, and the easy, pleasant conditions seen in the pictures along with it.
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at
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Created 29 April 2008