Arctic Voyage 2011

Nuuk, Greenland—We’re Here!

This is the first post describing our Arctic science trip on “Morgan’s Cloud” in 2011, starting with our arrival in Nuuk, Greenland, where we found a lot of changes from our first visit 16 years ago.

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Things Are Different Now

Greenland, though very cosmopolitan in so many ways, is still the remote north, making compasses and electronic charting less reliable.

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Humpback Whale Encounter

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.

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Upernavik And North

Expedition Sailboat Morgan's Cloud in an anchorage in West Greenland

“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.

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Science Project Wrap-Up

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.

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