Before going up north again, so impressed had we been by our encounter with the EQIP glacier that we decided to sail back for a last goodbye to our icy friend.
July 20th. We need to keep going North. Better too early in Upernavik to welcome our new crew members than too sorry for making them wait alone in this isolated outpost. Still, before turning full north, we are on a side trip for a unique opportunity; watching the gorgeous EQIP glacier.
Wake up time at 9:30 am. A good breakfast and we are ready to go. Old faithful Perkins is now rumbling happily. I am at the wheel, Eric taking care of the anchor. A well scripted scenario. He lifts the anchor, I engage slowly the gear box. Suddenly, Breskell shakes abnormally.
Our next guests cancelled. I am now alone with Eric. Not a bad deal as a consensus is easy to reach!
My first departing guests, Gaetan and Christophe, are ready to return home. Recommended by some local friends, we wait for our informal taxi driver . Is he going to be on time? Remember : a missed plane can ruin even the best cruise. Continue reading “Meeting a strange taxi driver (11)”
July 11th: three days before the departure of our first guests. Today, they want to chase whales. Why not. We saw a few yesterday. Let’s try again our luck. Continue reading “Chasing whales and icebergs… (10)”