All posts about: Greenland


Where do all the boats go?

This is an extract from Jimmy Cornell’s latest book “200,000 Miles – A Life of Adventure“.

My interest in the global movement of cruising boats goes back to 1987, when I published the results …

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Still in the Arctic

Having arrived safely in Nuuk, Dunbar and I were counting on a relatively uneventful 1800 miles passage to the Azores. To finish our sojourn in Greenland on a high, we decided to make a …

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Nuuk stopover

After almost two months in the High Arctic, arriving in Nuuk felt almost like coming home. As on Aventura’s two previous visits, we were welcomed warmly on arrival by the harbormaster Johannes Lindemans.

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Crossing the Arctic Circle

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Aventura crossed the Arctic Circle at dawn today. In the view of those who only consider a successful transit of the Northwest Passage by having crossed this symbolic gateway both on the way …

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Reliability of C-Map electronic charts in the Arctic

During this summer I completed a 8500-miles voyage in the North Atlantic that took me from London, UK, to Annapolis, USA, via Greenland and Arctic Canada. Throughout this voyage I used exclusively C-map …

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Change of plan

location: 60′ 39N, 51’03W

Iceberg in front of Nuuk

With Doina’s exception, all Aventura’s remaining crew disembarked in Nuuk, and flew home. We had just finished preparing Aventura for the long passage …

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Trawling for plastic

On the boat we have an ongoing science program which includes the Secchi disk which I haven’t had a chance to use yet and will include in later blogs, and also the plastic trawl which …

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Farewell to Greenland

After exactly one month to the day, we bid farewell to Greenland and set a course across Baffin Bay to the Canadian side and Lancaster Sound. We spent the last day cruising through Greenland’s spectacular …

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Life in Aasiaat

In Aasiaat the local people were quite interested in a yacht like us coming into the port. The rest of the boats were a mixture of fishing boats and little dinghies with outboard motors so …

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Wildlife in Nuuk

Oddly enough, when you arrive at a harbour, you expect it to be filled with squawking gulls. There really aren’t many: a few gulls and some huge and loud crows. This …

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Farewell to Nuuk

Before leaving Nuuk, I went to the port office to complete departure formalities. I handed the pontoon keys to Johannes Lindenhann, the harbour master who had so warmly welcomed us on …

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Journey to Nuuk

Three aeroplanes, London to Copenhagen to Kangerlussaq and onwards to Nuuk. It’s fine large airbuses with lots of people, but down to a small 37 person plane I was not particularly comfortable. …

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Gun Ho in Nuuk

Throughout our stay in Nuuk Aventura has been tied up alongside Kisaq, a 20-metre workboat, strongly built and perfectly suited for these waters. The owner, Anders Pedersen, a former Danish Coast Guard officer, has …

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Midsummer Day

In spite of a spell of strong contrary winds, we managed to arrive in Nuuk late last night. I had called the harbour …

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The shortest night

location: 63’30N. 51’34W

Last night the sun set at quarter to midnight local time and throughout the period of relative darkness it stayed barely hidden just below the northern horizon fringing it …

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Greenland Landfall

Just before 11 o’clock local time, the sun came out, the mist cleared and almost exactly ten days after our departure from Stromness in the Orkney Islands we caught a glimpse of Greenland. …

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Video: Aventura launches oceanographic drifter buoy

Aventura launches oceanographic drifter buoy from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

As part of an agreement between Cornell Sailing and UNESCO to assist scientific research, Aventura’s crew today launched off the …

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