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A thank you to all those who helped make our 10,000-mile voyage (Charleston to Charleston) a success.
“Morgan’s Cloud” returns to her mooring in Nova Scotia, 4 months, 7000 miles, and 60 degrees of latitude later.
Labrador: The Land God Gave to Cain or Nunatsiavut (Our beautiful land)? The crew of “Morgan’s Cloud” make their decision.
Baffin Island: “You might as well put a pistol to your head and pull the trigger”.
As a visiting cruiser there are two ways to approach a different culture like that of Greenland: Continually complain about the inconveniences and criticize the differences from the way of life back home, or embrace the differences and try and learn from them.
What to southerners is a hostile environment, is home to Greenlandics…albeit a rapidly changing home, as a summary of the scientist’s findings confirms.
A discussion on when, and when not, to use shorefasts when anchoring in difficult conditions.
“Morgan’s Cloud” reaches her furthest north for this trip, in the Upernavik region, which takes the vigilance up a notch with more extreme weather and less accurate charting.
Managing a sailboat in ice-filled waters with insecure anchorages on a schedule…a recipe for stress!
The scientist visits villages in Disko and Uummannaq Fjords and the crew of “Morgan’s Cloud” experience climate change firsthand.
The crew of “Morgan’s Cloud” attend a confirmation party and experience a crash course in cultural differences.
The scientist onboard “Morgan’s Cloud” gives her reading of what is happening in Greenland in the wake of climate change.
Greenland’s beauty still exhilarates despite the exhaustion and vigilance of dealing with marauding icebergs and insecure anchorages.
Many things have changed in the north, and wildlife has definitely been affected by climate change and other pressures, but sailing close to a pod of humpback whales is still one of the most incredible of life’s experiences.