Prins Christiansund Weather Station
18 September 2018 | West Greenland
What a fabulous day to have been motoring through Prins Christiansund today. We were passed by Enniberg, a large ocean fishing boat, from TÃ¸rshavn, 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