Thursday, July 12, 2012
SAC: Arriving at Reykjavik
On the horizon were mountains and these too were streaked in ice, but between them and the water were a spread of buildings together with a church spire.
The Imray pilot said the approach was straight-forward but gave no details. While we had to hunt for a bit to spot the safe water buoy and north cardinal just beyond, eventually both were identified and the final pilotage went smoothly.
Lines were prepared, fenders attached and with an easy leap I was ashore making fast.
Land seemed to heave beneath our feet but Tristan and I exchanged grins and high-fived. We had done it:
- sail through the Faroes....... tick
- sail up to the Arctic Circle..... tick
- sail into uncharted waters......tick
Many thanks to Tristan for suggesting it in the first place and then making it happen: it had been an amazing sail, great fun as well as a great adventure.