Yacht Destiny

Adventures with Janice and Andy

08 November 2018 | Ipswich, UK
25 October 2018 | England
23 October 2018 | NE England
20 October 2018 | NE Scotland
18 October 2018 | NE Scotland
16 October 2018 | Scrabster, NE Scotland
13 October 2018 | Suduroy, Faroe Islands
08 October 2018 | Faroe Islands
06 October 2018 | North East Iceland
02 October 2018 | Akureyri
26 September 2018 | North West Iceland
23 September 2018 | East Greenland
22 September 2018 | East Greenland
20 September 2018 | East Greenland
19 September 2018 | East Greenland
18 September 2018 | West Greenland
18 September 2018 | West Greenland
17 September 2018 | West Greenland
16 September 2018 | West Greenland
13 September 2018 | South West Greenland

Farewell Sisimiut

05 September 2018 | West Greenland
Janice
Andy and Claire Wilson left us on Monday facing 3 days to get back to the UK. Bo delivered the spare parts for the transmission late Tuesday afternoon, so Andy spent all day Wednesday contorted in the engine bay removing the damaged parts, then cleaned and inspected as much as he could get at and see, even with the probe camera. He then started rebuilding the python drive with the new parts. Dave had a glorious warm, sunny day to tour Sisimiut taking in the museums and craft workshop before returning to help me get the dingy out of the water and safely packed away on deck. Andy finished the transmission and then gave it a hard test in harbour. He then took the CV joint back out so that he and I could double check the python drive bolts before handing back Bo's torque wrench today. We had a well deserved farewell glass or two of delicious Musk Ox beer in Hotel Sisimiut last night.

This morning Dave Benbow left for his return to the UK. We spent the morning finishing the engine, putting everything away securely and a final shop for fresh provisions. It has been really good being in the main harbour, tied up to Bo's work boat and two Targas. As they have needed to go out we have carefully danced around them, particularly as we have had no propulsion for several days. With three large cruise boats dropping guests off in the harbour, it was a busy wait to get alongside the fuel pontoon this afternoon to top up the tanks (691 litres). We last filled up in Aasiaat proir to leaving for Canada! Then hugs, thanks and a present of lovely fresh fish from one local boat engineer and we are heading out South to Nanortalik, some 500+nm. We expect to have to wait out a gale there on Monday, after which we can hopefully pick up the tail winds for crossing the Atlantic to the UK. As we left Sisimiut we had to change course several times to keep clear of two guys in a motor boat hunting a porpoise with rifles aimed and ready. Not sure if they got it but there were several shots fired. What a poignant farewell to this fabulous country and its lovely people. Hopefully we will be back in Destiny some day, but for now it's all focus on crossing the North Atlantic.

PICTURE: Destiny on the small fuel pontoon across the harbour from the ship yard, last year's winter home
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Vessel Name: Yacht Destiny
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt | Samoa 47
Hailing Port: Stornoway, UK
Crew: Andy and Janice Fennymore-White
About: We built Destiny from scratch in a barn over 8 years and have lived aboard her full time since 2013. We are on a journey to explore our limits without time constraints anywhere the wind may take us. We have spent the last 3 years in the Arctic enjoying endless summer days and long Northern lights.
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Pictures of Icelandic nature including animals, fauna, birds
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