Voyage 7810

Reykjavik to St. John's

 

 

Day 1 - July 30, 2008 - Reykjavik

Reykjavík  is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°09' N makes it the world's most northern national capital. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay...


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Day 2 - July 31, 2008 - Day at Sea

After leaving Reykjavik last night, we went right into our first full day at sea, through the notorious Demark Strait. Many seasoned travellers will tell you that the Denmark Strait is often rougher than...


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Day 3 - August 1, 2008 - Skjoldungen, East Greenland

Today was a good day. After having enjoyed one more hour of rest because of the time zone change, we woke up to happily notice that the fog, which had prevailed since we left Reykjavik, had vanished...


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Day 4 - August 2, 2008 - Prince Christian Sund

Another glorious day of visiting remote Greenland fjords, viewing wildlife and stunning scenery awaits me after a peaceful sleep, rocked by the gentle seas of the North Atlantic. I awoke to extraordinary views...


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Day 5 - August 3, 2008 - Qaqortoq & Harvey, Greenland

Awaking to another beautiful sunny day, we were informed by the Expedition Leader, Conrad Combrink, and Ship’s Captain, Paul Heslop, that the berth we had expected to have was currently occupied by...


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Day 6 - August 4, 2008 - Brattahlid & Igaliku, Greenland

We went to sleep nestled in a fog bank and lulled by calm seas, and awoke surrounded by icebergs of all shapes and sizes as we glided up Tunulliarfik, or Eric’s Fjord. Although only two fjords...


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Day 7 - August 5, 2008 - Arsuk Braa Glacier

As we awoke this morning, overcast skies and relatively warm temperatures of 9°C greeted us. It seemed that our captain Paul Heslop had been correct...


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Day 8 - August 6, 2008 - En Route to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

A day at sea passes at a leisurely pace. Today we sailed across the Davis Strait along the route Leif Erickson traveled from...


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Day 9 - August 7, 2008 - Iqaluit, Canada

After a full day and a half at sea going through the Davis Strait, we woke up to a morning where fog enveloped the ship in a silent shroud...


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Day 10 - August 8, 2008 - Lower Savage Islands, Nunavut Province, Canada

This day had a really early start. Just after midnight, our Expedition Leader Conrad Combrink made an announcement to let us know that the...


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Day 11 - August 9, 2008 - Akpatok Island, Nunavit, Canada

It started out looking pretty bleak. After sailing all night through fog, the ship slowed its approach to Akpatok Island in Ungava Bay, which was...


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Day 12 - August 10, 2008 - Torngat, Mountains National Park of Canada

“At the northern extremity of the Labrador coast, a range of high barren mountains with sharp precipices extending inland from the sea, was known to...


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Day 13 - August 11, 2008 - Hopedale, Labrador, Canada

While most of us luxuriated in a slightly later rising than usual, as we were scheduled for a noon arrival in Hopedale, the dedicated birders and early birds...


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Day 14 - August 12, 2008 - Day at Sea

This morning the Prince Albert II had an air of calm. With a day at sea ahead of us, most onboard opted to remain in bed for some extra shuteye...


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Day 15 - August 13, 2008 - Battle Harbor, Labrador, Canada

This morning we woke up to find ourselves with an overcast sky with foggy and drizzly conditions. Regardless, many of our guests decided to brave...


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Day 16 - August 14, 2008 - Twillengate, Newfoundland Canada

It is evening after the Captain’s Farewell Cocktail Party and Dinner. The Prince Albert II is full-speed ahead to St. John’s, Newfoundland. As I pack my gear...


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