The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Arctic Voyage eBook

arctic book 500x300

In 2011 Phyllis and I made a voyage to the west coast of Greenland on Morgan’s Cloud. Once in Greenland, we spent nearly a month visiting remote hunting and fishing communities so that our friend Grete, an eminent anthropologist, could continue her study of the impact of climate change on the people.

That voyage, which covered some 7000 miles and took us to some of the most remote and wild parts of our planet including North Labrador, Baffin Island, and Greenland, was one of the most wonderful, and yet deeply challenging, experiences of our lives.

To share that experience, we have produced a 104-page eBook of large high-resolution photographs.

Free To Members

We are no longer selling this eBook, however if you join as a member you will receive a gift copy.

If you are already a member you can download it here.

The photography is stunning and the luminous nature of the light in the far north shows to excellent effect on a computer monitor… Paul

This is the eBook for you if:

  • You have ever dreamed of sailing north, or to any remote place. We wrote most of the text while actually underway and it is rich with our joys…and yes, our fears.
  • You are interested in what is happening in the North (and we all should be) as seen through the eyes of non-scientists.
  • You are smart or good looking or even both.

Take a peek before You Join.

The eBook is in PDF format and can be enjoyed on any computer, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, or Android.

Paper Book

You can also buy the book printed on good old paper, but the price is high due to the book’s length and the cost of printing on demand.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jacques Landry

Hi Phyllis and John,

Very nice ! Good reading and amazing photography.

Living in Montréal and sailing mostly in the Caribbeans for the last few years, I never thought I would want to sail where it is cold ever again. Hum, might change my mind, get some heat source and take a tack North in a future voyage !

Good job. Highly recommended.


paul shard

Love eBooks and modern comms technology! Right now we are anchored in a rocky cove in the south of Spain. The only buildings I can see are two beach shacks and an old ruined castle. Yet thanks to modern communications I have just purchased and downloaded your new e-book and look forward to reading it.


This morning at 8.45 I saw that you published a book…….at 8.55 the order was complete!

Thanks and I am looking forward receiving it at the end of the month.

Kind regards,



Great stuff. I wish you would start a series. Once on travel destinations and adventures and a second series on outfitting and all matters related to gear and the vessel. There is a ton on knowledge and experience presented on this site. Very much appreciated for doing so.

Doug will not connect to make an online purchase using IE or Chrome. Will try again later and report back. Thanks for offering this eBook at a realistic price.
Smooth seas,


Problem must of been with PayPal (yes, I have PayPal account) – using your credit card link it went right through. Glad you offered two sources of payment. Thanks again.

flax hermes

We’re always glad when John and Phyllis arrive at Billings to haul or launch Morgan’s Cloud because it means they will stay at our place and bring with them not only good food and conversation but house gifts.

This year it was a copy of A Voyage North. It’s a wonderful little book, not only for John’s photos but for the insights into life on Morgan’s Cloud and Greenland. Highly recommend it.


Matt B


Your book looks fantastic. I’d like to order a hard copy. The link on the blurb website says the book is soft cover. Do you have a hard cover version? If so, how can I buy it? And how much would it cost?


Matt B

Hi John

Thanks for your reply. Not to worry. I don’t need a hard cover to plonk it on my coffee table – but it would make it last a lot longer. I expect the book will be well-thumbed-through in no time.



Why not upload the e-Book to so anyone who wants a high quality paper book can order it instantly.
Check it out and advise here.
Smooth seas,


I don’t click all the hyper-links – why not say “You can also buy the book printed on good old paper from, but the price is rather high at US$57.09, due to the book’s length and the cost of printing on demand.”
Just a suggestion for better information transfer… lol.


Thank you for the e-book option! I ordered one for myself. How do you recommend giving it as a gift? It’s perfect for our adventuring friends!


I knew the ebook would be good since I’ve seen some of your work in the magazines before. The photography is stunning and the luminous nature of the light in the far north shows to excellent effect on a computer monitor. It was fun to see the picture of Channel Port aux Basque since I had the pleasure of coming in there on the ferry some years ago. I drove up the west coast of Newfoundland, camping along the way, to visit the Viking site at L’Ans au Meadow, and many of your pictures reminded me of the scenery and small towns I saw then.

Thanks for making this book available in non-drm pdf as Adobe drm doesn’t play nice with my linux computers. Your shopping cart app and download link worked perfectly for me. I’ll be taking the book to the marina next week and hopefully will have time to write a nice review to post on my site,


Please do. By the way, I found time last night to put up a short review of your book on my website. There is also one on Bill Tillman’s Triumph and Tribulation that might tempt some of your readers to pick it up. On the lighter side, I reviewed Martin Edge’s Floating Low to Lofoten about his trip from Scotland to Norway. Well, enough of the blatant self-advertisement. Thanks again for a wonderful ebook.

David Vigneux

Absolutely Stunning imagery. I joined here recently and only now realized this piece dates back to 2012. I’m very curious about the current state of affaires.

David Freeman

I would love to read this ebook, is it still available? Is it free for members? I am sorry if I missed it, but I can’t find a link to access the ebook. Thanks!