- ► 2009 (28)
- Blue sky, sparkling sea and brilliant white bergs
- Sailing downwind for the first time. North to Jyet...
- The scenery just keeps hetting better and better
- Our Furthest North: 71 06N 25 39W
- A day ashore on Bear Island
- photos of and around Jyettes Havn
- Jyttes Havn panorama from above
- Shimshal's Deck Saloon
- Driving the wrong way down a motorway
- Idyllic anchorage but with a rock hard bottom -Har...
- Some fishermen are more successful than others
- Today Shimshal found her limits
- Even Further North - Sydkap 71 17N
- photos of the last 48 hours
- The lesser northern diver
- Rod and Denzil sounding the route into a new ancho...
- photos from the last 24 hours
- A Farewell to Scoresby Sound
- Heading South
- Fwd: Ocean Cruising
- Suited and booted for the brief Arctic night
- Henry Land
- Hard rocky bottoms
- A sad farewell
- They greeted us when we arrived and waved us goodb...
- Our last Greenland anchorage
- Anchorages in Scoresby Sound and Turner Island 201...
- Shimshal's good looks make her a minor celebrity i...
- "No Pressure" -a blog by Rod.
- Downhill to Reykjavik
- A gentle sail back to Reykjavik
- A link to a 15 minute slideshow of our summer crui...
- Drone photography
- Link to Google+ photo Album
- ▼ August (34)
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Shimshal's good looks make her a minor celebrity in these northern waters
After supper a couple of sport fisherman motored over to us in their RIB and, complete with whisky, came aboard. Heimi (the chief fire officer from Isafjordur) and his friend Caterin (a retired Icelandic GP from Angelsey) had recognised Shimshal and, it turned out, had been tracking Shimshal's lonely voyage to the far north. It turns out that few of the rugged boats that muster in Isafjordur for the brief Arctic summer manage to penetrate so deeply into Scoresby Sound. Such is the miracle of the Internet they knew exactly where we had been and what we had done.
We had a great evening swapping stories of Greenland, learning lots about Iceland, hunting and fishing. Rod had caught a flounder for supper which he generously divided into three! Our visitors checked out his bait and decreed it too conservative for these waters and gave him a parting gift of a massive lump of pink lead sprouting all manner of treble hooks and brightly coloured plastic. So Rod the pressure is on!