Seeing a nice wind window on the weather charts we left Sisimiut yesterday morning and immediately found that while the wind was as advertised (less than 12 kts from the north) the seas left over from an off-shore blow were lumpy and from most every direction, the “washing machine” effect. Didn’t get any video or pics as looking through a small viewfinder wasn’t something I wanted to do for any longer than necessary (promise to make up for it as tomorrow we “should” be approaching the Greenland Ice Cap). It wasn’t too long after we started to head north that pockets of fog built to a steady fog bank and once again all eyes were trained on the two radars watching for ice bergs; fog & ice not being a real comforting combination. 120 miles later, at around midnight we felt our way into the small fishing harbor in Aasiaat and dropped the hook. Don’t know what the others did but after a day like that I headed straight for my bunk. The 24 hour daylight has really played havoc with our sleeping schedules so thought is best to let everyone sleep in a bit this morning as we’ve only about 40 miles to cover today. Our aim is to get up deeper into Disko Bay and closer to the Ice Cap and do some exploring from there. Clinton and I are also keeping an eye on the wind forecast for this coming week as there appears to be a large weather window opening between here and Lancaster Sound. If that’s the case it’s my hope to get while the getting’s good and scoot across Baffin Bay ASAP to get over toward the Passage. From what we can see in the downloaded ice charts the ice is continuing to break up and while it may be a tad too early yet to enter it’d be nice to be in place and ready to go.
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