Tagged: cruise

Discovering Rigolet

Another port with trees! With a population of just around 300, Rigolet has two interesting claims to fame: It is the southernmost Inuit community in the world. It has one of the longest boardwalks in North America. I would get to experience both of these, while discovering Rigolet. The locals came out...

Flora at Makkovic

Makkovik and Trees

How different this port appeared as I viewed it from the ship! Small hills with trees on their tops made me aware that we had entered another zone. Having viewed the obviously barren landscape of Greenland, the first thing that I noticed on seeing the port of Makkavik from the ship, was...

Cruising Myths Debunked

I recently discussed cruising with several people who have yet to experience this wonderful type of vacation. Perhaps because I have been on so many cruises, I initially wondered how they could have such misconceptions. Then, I remembered that I myself had a totally inaccurate sense of what cruising was all about....

Harbor at Hopedale

Happy in Hopedale

After what appeared to be a week of crossing the Labrador Sea, the Fram finally reached Hopedale. After that crossing, I considered myself to be competent to survive the Drake Passage crossing in Antarctica. As is the case with adventure cruising, ports of call are always subject to change as is the...

Across the Labrador Sea

We had heard rumblings throughout the cruise that the weather might cause some problems. Other than a bit of rain here and there and some waves, the ride had been smooth enough. I only realized that some people experienced seasickness when the dining room had plenty of empty seats. On that day,...

Qooroq

Onward to Qassiarsuk

After the excitement of last night’s Aurora Borealis, I was motivated to get up early and get on deck. Not usually being a morning person, I enjoyed a sunrise, which is something unusual for me. I have far more photos of sunsets than sunrises, but occasionally, it’s worth the effort to temporarily...