Waiting for ice

Last weekend we put Arctic Tern and crew to the test, sailing the Bay of Exploits for a short shake-down cruise. After a busy month of preparation we’re set to go!! The only problem is the ice does not pay attention to our sailing schedule. Right now we’re on stand-by, waiting for a band of sea ice to be blown off shore before we can set a course for Greenland.

On board this year we have Pascale and myself, and our third crew Sam, who was also aboard for part of last season to do bird surveys. On the first leg to Pond Inlet we are also joined by Graham May, an SOI alumni studying community based natural resource managemnt.

You can follow our journey here on icenavigators.comĀ and on the Arctic Tern site, www.arctictern.org

Graham is also blogging about his journey… www.umiungupaa.wordpress.com (it means “I am feeling seasick” in inuktitut!!)

Shakedown cruise in the Bay of Exploits

Shakedown cruise in the Bay of Exploits

Sea ice blocking our departure for Greenland

Sea ice blocking our departure for Greenland

Published on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, under Latest News