Thursday, September 05, 2013

Speed boat delivery service

The wind faded as we approached Tasiilaq and our boat speed dropped to a knot or two

Every now and then there'd be a puff, but progress was painfully slow: even with the sun out and the sky blue it was frustrating.

But we had got close enough to Tasiilaq for a high speed delivery service to bring a replacement starter-motor for our engine (above).

There was a roar from below and then a chug-chug-chug. We could get moving again, pausing only to let two who had tight deadlines zip ashore in the speed boat.

The rest of us kept going, passing a dramatic iceberg with a hole in it:
As often is the way, we were predicting an arrival time in the early hours of the next day.

I had one last night watch to do.

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