Ben Edwards, crew, from Baffin Bay near Qeqertarsuatsiaat 26th Sept
This is ridiculous. Three days in a row and we’ve had the best weather of the entire trip. We woke up in the morning to relative warmth and clear skies our trip ashore to Qeqertarsuatsiaat was short but pleasant with a trip inside the local church. Surprisingly, all the symbology around it was obviously and completely Christian but for some reason there were hanukah candles on the Alta. I wonder why. Upon our return to Northabout we got the anchors up and motored off. We managed to get the sails up a couple of hours later and we’re now doing about eight knots. We passed a glacier earlier on which was a little odd. From where we sat it seemed huge. The head alone was several miles across. The strange thing was that it did ‘t seem to stretch down to the coast. We were fairly sure of this because we could see a line of what looked like stone between the ice and the water and there were no icebergs that we could see. If it was at the water one would expect bits to break off and form bergs. … So it seems likely that it never reached the coast.
We have now introduced our new watch system. Two hours on, eight hours off. One man watches which means mine and Dads workload has just been halved. This is good news. I’ve just got off watch and feel like sleeping. See you tomorrow. Bye.