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

Vopnafjurdur

06 October 2018 | North East Iceland
Janice
We left Akureyri early yesterday as it takes 6 hours to get to the entrance of Eyjafjordur. This allowed the swell to ease slightly but it was still quite rolly and we had a very brisk 25kt head wind as well. What we hadn't expected was for there to be a quite big iceberg in the entrance of Eyjafjordur. We motored unawares past it in the dark on our way in to Akureyri - how funny would that have been to hit a growler in Iceland after all our time in the ice!!

Once out of the fjord we managed to sail in the swell on a beam reach until we came round Langanes Point at which time the wind headed us and died but it had been good to be sailing for a change. We arrived here in this lovely harbour late morning after 30 hours, having made good time sailing at 7+knots. This is a great location with about 760 residents, many not speaking English. The harbour has numerous breakwaters along with a natural one. The fjord is quite wide and very open to the East but even so it is calm here at the moment despite there being 30+ knots at the entrance to the fjord. We are here tonight then kick out about 8am to take advantage of some more wind for a few days to get to the Faroes 370nm before the next front blows through, where we will have to wait for our next opportunity to jump to Scotland.

If we had not taken the decision to head up the East coast of Greenland, we would still be waiting for the weather and with winter having arrived there now, would probably have been there for another winter. This may be slow but we are making steady progress towards the UK and the bonus is meeting up with friends and making new ones along the way. Winter is coming in fast in Iceland too.

PICTURE : Destiny in Vapnafjordur harbour
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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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Created 30 July 2017
We have been in Iceland for almost a year, we have met fabulous people and enjoyed the wild weather, but it is now time to depart..
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Created 27 July 2017