Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time to move on!

The weather has improved, tent is dry – it is time to move on and make up for lost time. Just need to finish my maple walnut coffee and get may head out of the book!

Freshly-baked blueberry bannock!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Still raining & fog – I am going nowhere. I don’t like the Idea of calving icebergs & not being able to see them! Just have to read more ‘game of thrones’ :)


bald in ikerasak! overcast - perfect 4 paddlin!

bald in ikerasak! overcast - perfect 4 paddlin!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Moving on

looking back but moving on - next stop ikerasak!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Toughening up!

Getting used 2 gram kajaks beautiful gp - soft hands need toughening up!

Ikerasak Island

I’m in my tent on Ikerasak island with determined mosquitoes, thinking about bursting the blisters on my hands. 4½ hours paddle past monster bergs.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Paddling has started

I’m in my tent after a long paddle through headwind and choppy sea. I just downed 1 liter tang and some chocolate. It’s 4 a clock a night and time for bed. Outside I can hear a whale, good night!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The route

The route is taking shape.  I have decided to drop the portage in favour of exploring a secluded bay instead.

There is still plenty to do and there is so little time.  However, I hope to be on the water in the early morning of the 24th June.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

30 days at sea

Between packing boxes, moving freezers, serving coffee and Skyping with the family, Jane and I managed to get my food packed for the expedition today.  Jane has been brilliant finding food in Denmark and online and getting it all here in time, before the house disappears into small containers bound for the far North of Greenland.

While I have been preparing blueberry and savoury bannock mixes Jane has been vacuum-packing pasta and Tang.  She has also pre-dried vegetables and chicken ready to be popped into pasta and sauce dishes or added to couscous.

It takes a bit of time but it is very satisfying to see 30 days of food come together. Of course, there is plenty of room - I hope - for luxuries ...

The final daily ration looks something like this:

Oats for breakfast
Fresh-baked bannock bread with butter and tuna for lunch
Couscous or pasta and sauce with home-dried meat and vegetables for dinner with Cadbury's chocolate for dessert.
Assorted drinks like Tang and Cappucino with a cup-a-soup each day.

It doesn't look like much to get through a long day of paddling, but then you haven't seen what I have been squirrelling away in the pockets of my BA!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The bergs are back ...

... they never actually left but now it won't be long before I am paddling among them.

It is crazy at the moment with exams, graduation and packing our house for the upcoming move to Qaanaaq - yes, it is official now.  However, my food for the trip that Jane bought in Denmark has arrived and so has the paddle from Gram Kajak - although I have yet to actually see it.

When I have more information about the Seven Settlements expedition I will post it here, I am just a bit snowed under with ... well, with everything at the moment! ;O)

Watch this space.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Love Adventure

TSS2010 on the front page of Air Greenland's "I Love Adventure" webpage.  I have to admit thought that anyone can make a profile on this page!  So, it is not an endorsement, just a means of spreading the word!