Entering Disko Bay

4 Aug

July 31, 2019

Departed Sisimiut at 1900 hours and motored due north overnight for Disko Bay. Another uneventful passage of 140 miles, remarkable only for utter calm and a sea so smooth that boat motion was imperceptible.

Disko Island came into view in the late afternoon of the next day, as did the progeny of the glaciers that surround it. One big berg at first and then a train of them, slowly making their way toward dissolution in the open sea.

Anchor down at the E end of Killiit (Fortune Bay), S Disko Island, at 2000 hours. 35 feet. Rocky, I think; the anchor grumbled for a time before holding fast.

This article was syndicated from The Figure 8 Voyage


  1. Peter Watkins

    Hello Capt.
    Thank you for amazing photos and updates on your very interesting adventures..
    Other cruising friends SV Bika cruising Greenland….our other good friend…who i think you know…Capt Roger Wallis…SV Abel Tasman……doing charters in Greenland 2019….currently on charter..

    Fair winds…. Capt Peter Watkins/OCC/CCNotre Dame Bay….Lewisporte NL….

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