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

Prins Christiansund Weather Station

18 September 2018 | West Greenland
Janice
What a fabulous day to have been motoring through Prins Christiansund today. We were passed by Enniberg, a large ocean fishing boat, from Tørshavn, Faeroes. As with all the Faroes we have met in Greenland, they gave us an enthusiastic horn blowing with about 20 crew either out on deck waving or taking photos or waving out of the pilot house windows. We also passed with the cruise boat Hanseatic. We last saw them in Lancaster Sound, Canada.

We have stopped the night on the quay at the weather station. As we moored up a large bearded seal watched us from just in front of the bow before silently vacating the bay. The water is also full of small squid. We saw them hatching at the end of July and eating the water snail hatchlings. When we first visited on Samen in 2001 it was still manned and they invited us to use their showers, washing machine and also treated us to an excellent dinner. We added our names to the Guest Book joining the likes of Tilman and Bob Shepton. Since then it is no longer manned other than for maintenance, so no Guest Book this time to add Destiny. Looking out we saw no ice bergs and calming seas after yesterday's blow. We head out tomorrow early with light winds until Sunday when we will need to be holed up. If the conditions are good and not too many ice bergs or more importantly big ones which are easily seen by radar, we will go through the night, changing our clocks so we have two on watch during the night and then 3 hour watches during the day. Two sets of eyes plus company at night. Will let you know how it works.

PICTURE: Destiny on the quay from the heli pad near the main buildings and also the ice cap in the distance
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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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