Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fiona Crosses Arctic Circle

Russ met the Fiona in Nuuk, Greenland on July 17. After spending a few days in harbor Fiona left Nuuk on Monday, July 20. She was under motor power for at least 2 days because of light winds. The latest SPOT Tracking co-ordinates show the Fiona has crossed the Arctic Circle and is in Sisimiut, Greenland, the 2nd largest municipality in Greenland with a population of 5965. It is the northernmost town in Greenland to have an ice free harbor in the winter. Sisimiut boasts having the world's largest shrimp processing plant. Current weather there is forcasted to be sunny and highs in the mid to upper 50s. Russ' last communication extended a "Hello to All".


1 comment:

  1. Hi Russ et al.I see you are on the move again from SPOT.I have listened a little to Maritime net on 14.3 MHz. The control station yesterday in Minnesota had his beam pointing south to Gulf of Mexico !!! You can check conditions by listening to beacons on 14.100 MHz.I cannot hear VE8AT that is in Eureka way up north in Canada. Can only hear YV5B and 4U1UN (UN building NY )so pobably will not be able to hear you .
    Have a good trip. I have several friends following your progress !!

    Mike Balister WB4ZJO.