31 July 2017 | Isafjordur, Iceland
The ice on the East Greenland coast has been heavy so we have waited with many other cruisers (Swiss, French, Finnish, English, Dutch and Icelandic) for the ice to thin and/or clear. Our friend Dave Benbow managed to cancel his flight to Kulusuk on 1st August and we decided he should join us in Isafjörður instead. This gives us 2 options: 1) go the shortest passage across to Kulusuk (360nm) if the ice clears or 2) to diagonally down and across to enter at Prins Christensund. Our deadline is to get Dave to Nanortalik on the west coast of Greenland for his ferry on 17th August.
We will have been in Iceland for almost 12 months. We can truly say we have enjoyed it. We have seen most of the seasons, fabulous wildlife, Northern Lights and enjoyed excellent skiing. We have been hardened by the challenging sailing in Iceland and overwhelmed by the warmth of the Icelandic people; friendly, welcoming, generous and caring. We have made good friends for life and hope we have been able to give something back in return.
On seeing Destiny and us, many people immediately assume “Oh you are going round the world” and seem to expect you to do it in the shortest time. NO. We are on a journey with no fixed route or end date. This allows us to truly ‘taste’ our locations. So we say ‘Goodbye to Iceland’ - sad to leave but better for the experiences and keen for the next adventures living with the Inuit of Greenland.
“Those who visit foreign nations, but who associate only with their own countrymen, change their climate but not their customs; they see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with travelled bodies, but untravelled minds.” Charles Caleb Colton
See Gallery Album : Goodbye Iceland