Ice Again!

You will remember my sister, Linda, and John my bro-in-law joined me for the long passage from Buenos Aires down to the Falklands, Staten Island and ending up in Ushuaia. We got hit by a hurrcane-force storm north of the Falklands for 36 hours. It seemed horrendous to me at the time but Linda and John clearly enjoyed it more than they let on, because they are heading off on their own adventure into the high latitudes.

Tomorrow they leave the west coast of Scotland on their boat Suilven bound for Iceland, thence Greenland ….. and then, ice willing, the North West Passage! They will be buying a rifle in Greenland to protect themselves from the marauding polar bears so, in that respect amongst others, quite different to our adventure in Antarctica.

Suilven is an Oyster 47 very similar in size and design to Mina2.

Whilst Mina2 is out of the water in Grenada for the summer, you can get your fill of excitement by following them at .. Linda will be the Blogmaster and, as the second best blogmaster in the world, it should be riveting. Enjoy!


Tim Barker is a sailor and occasional adventurer. Since 2004, Mina2, his Oyster 485 yacht, and he (with the Downstairs Skipper and a wonderful bunch of friends) have sailed from the Arctic to the Antarctic and many places in between. Come join their adventures and read Tim's award winning blogs and journals from the comfort of your own computer screen.

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