Voyage 7018

Reykjavik to Saint Johns

 

 

Day 1 - September 7, 2010 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Cast off from the berth was at 7pm and we gathered on deck, drinks in hand, to watch the lovely city recede in the distance.


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Day 2 - September 8, 2010 - Heimaey, Vestmanneayjar

I was particularly interested to visit the site of recent excavations to unearth houses buried by the eruption of Eldfjell, which has been nicknamed “Pompeii of the North”.


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Day 3 - September 9, 2010 - At sea en route to Skoldungen Fjord, Greenland

At 19h00 Captain Aleksander Golubyev invited all our guests to his Welcome Cocktail Party, when he introduced his senior officers and officially welcomed all on board.


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Day 4 - September 10, 2010 - At Sea, en route to Greenland

With another day at sea winding down, I joined our first-time guests with Silversea in the Observation Lounge for a cocktail party and welcome to the Silversea family.


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Day 5 - September 11, 2010 - Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland

This glacier was most dramatic, with massive crevasses and ice pillars looming up above us.


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Day 6 - September 12, 2010 - Prins Christian Sund and Augpilagtoq, Greenland 

The Zodiacs were lowered and some 87 guests went ashore to explore this very isolated part of Greenland.


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Day 7 - September 13, 2010 - Brattahlid and Itilleq (Igaliko), Greenland

Magnificent northern lights were flickering over the sky. A better ending of the day was not possible.


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Day 8 - September 14, 2010 - Qaqortoq and Hvalsey, Greenland

Qaqortoq is a colorful little town with its pink, blue, green, red and yellow houses that stretches out on the hills around the bay.


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Day 9 - September 15, 2010 - At Sea between Greenland and Canada

We had a chance to warm up with the whisky tasting which followed with our Head Sommelier Maurice!


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Day 10 - September 16, 2010 - At Sea, en route to Iqaluit 

Pastry Chef Remy Le Goff demonstrated his art in the Panorama lounge, delighting the guests with his culinary expertise, and with assistance from one of the guests, Lindy.

 


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Day 11 - September 17, 2010 - Iqaluit, Canada 

We had a good giggle when our ‘buses’ turned up – they were the classic old-fashioned school buses!

 


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Day 12 - September 18, 2010 - Lower Savage Islands

Cruising through the barren landscape, gulls circled above and seals popped their heads out of the water for a quick inspection before vanishing below the waters surface and moving on.


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Day 13 - September 19, 2010 - Akpatok 

I couldn’t believe my eyes – it was sunny when I woke up this morning and opened the curtains! Clear skies! Fantastic!

 


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Day 14 - September 20, 2010 - At Sea, en route to Hopedale

During the night the Prince Albert II had gone east and eventually south on our course to Hopedale.


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Day 15 - September 21, 2010 - Hopedale, Labrador, Canada

The white painted Moravian Mission Building, Church and Museum were close to the landing site but at first our way led us to the school.


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Day 16 - September 22, 2010 - At sea

At around 12.30, the Prince Albert II reached the position in the entrance to the bay of Battle Harbour, but due to swell and wind conditions the landing was canceled and the ship sailed on to our next stop, which is tomorrow at L’Anse Aux Meadows.


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Day 17 - September 23, 2010 - St Anthony and L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland Canada

Transferring by bus to Norstead we were able to speak with enthusiastic re-enactors who told of seafaring stories and the problems of getting bog iron in the locality!


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Day 18 - September 24, 2010 - Sue Flood, General Naturalist

We were treated to a tour of Twillingate’s highlights. First we visited the lookout near the local lighthouse. A stunning spot


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