Wind North 1KT,1009 hpa and rising, air temp is 12.7c, water temp is 7c, EAGLES QUEST II is now alongside us.
We have successfully disembarked Steve and continued our preparation of Northabout for crossing the Atlantic. We have also re-fueled in situ courtesy of the Qaqortoq fuel supply truck, and have fitted a new house battery to bolster the hard working but a bit tired battery bank in place. This will keep our domestic amp draw supported- chart plotter, nav lights, interior lighting, electric pumps and bilge pumps etc working as they should. This also ensures that the engine start battery is kept fresh for its most important job.
I am told by the Inuit lady in the local chandlery that its going to blow hard tomorrow. We should have the wind behind us for our transit to the east, and then if all is ok run in to shelter mid afternoon.
I am struck by the universal friendliness of the Inuit people here, they look you in the eye, greet you with a pleasant nod or gut morg!, without fail. Elderly adult to child. There is a hunting culture here, i saw nippers of about 5 or 6 trying their hand with a lure in the creek here before the school bus turned up, and ample evidence of an active hunter-gatherer culture. skins and hides are drying and staked out everywhere, lethal looking harpoons are mounted on all the fishing boat stems, an impressive array of weapons are available in the supermarket, just above the veggies,… i would imagine genuine personal offence could have a swift, violent and terminal conclusion.- pays to be pleasant to your fellow man in these parts!