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Kap Brews­ter – 29th/30th August 2019

Yes­ter­day (Thurs­day) mor­ning the Green­land coast came into view, the moun­ta­ins south of Score­s­by­sund, cal­led the Blos­se­ville Coast. What loo­ked like indi­vi­du­al moun­ta­ins – or ice­bergs, as some initi­al­ly thought – then tur­ned out to be a long, con­ti­nuous chain of rug­ged moun­ta­ins and gla­ciers. Some lar­ge ice­bergs were drif­ting off this wild coast, the wind had cal­med down, the sun came out. A group of hump­back wha­les blew in the distance, one of them even brea­ched, and later, dol­phins were jum­ping next to us a cou­ple of times. Pro­ba­b­ly white-bea­k­ed dol­phins.

Gal­lery – Kap Brews­ter – 29th/30th August 2019

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Wel­co­me to Green­land!

But we were not quite the­re yet, it is still a bit to go to the north until we can turn into Score­s­by­sund. We skip the thought of visi­ting the Blos­se­ville Coast and ancho­ring the­re some­whe­re shel­te­red. The next wind is not far away, and it is bet­ter to get into the Score­s­by­sund befo­re it is coming too clo­se. So we keep moving again through the night, shif­ting every 30 minu­tes on the wheel. The wind is picking up again, things are get­ting more lively on board, the speed is going down to a mere 3-4 knots, incre­asing again later … and final­ly, late mor­ning on Fri­day, we can turn west, around Kap Brews­ter and into Score­s­by­sund!



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