Position Report August 2, 2010

Position at 0804 August 2, 2010. 62° 33′ 50.2″ N ~ 063° 43′ 119″ W course 037° speed 2.7 kts. Having traveled 85 nautical miles in 24 hours. Sea water temp. 35° F Air temp. 38° F


I missed a wakeup. When I came to and realized how long it had been since I had scanned the horizon I leapt up. The first thing I saw was bergy bits everywhere, big ones. The second thing I saw was it. It was a cliff of ice 200 feet tall not ½ mile away. That will haunt my nightmares for years to come. Each berg is under cut by the sea much the way the tree that fell on my motor home was. If I hit one square on no doubt it would calve. End of story. (I didn’t take its picture. A don’t need it. I see it every time I close my eyes.)

Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning!

Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning!

Then the sun rose the likes I have never seen in its redness and eeriness. Morning chores. No sleeping now, though I can hardly hold my eyes open, I remember and photo the 0800 position. By 0810 the fog hits.


To be continued.

Comments are closed.