Dienstag, Juni 12, 2007

check in from Iceland

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So we're learning how to get this communication right. Greg Called me from a farmer's home at their second stop. Of course he did'nt want to be on long. He told me that both of their cell phones went on the blink. One got wet and is drying out, the other is dead. Not sure if it just needs a charge or what.

All along they had been sending out messages via sat phone on SMS but neither I nor Steini have been getting them. So my details are really loose at the moment. But they set out from Keflavik (see the map) and headed north to that first big peninsula to Malarri at least we think that's how it's spelled! LOL! Then the next day made another big crossing up the the next big finger you see there to Melans. Correct me if these are wrong but again we were on a quick call. The second day Greg says the headed out into what became about a force 6 headwind. They talked about turning around, but then decided to just push through. That crossing in the end took 22 hours!!! Yikes!

From here they are going to slow the pace a bit, but wanted to use up some of that energy they had been storing from all the travel lately. So they are doing pretty good.

5 Comments:

Blogger jek said...

Better maps at http://atlas.lmi.is/kortaskjar/viewer.htm

10:18 vorm., Juni 12, 2007  
Blogger Pall said...

Hi ... A few pictures from the beginning of their trip is on

http://www.kayakklubburinn.com/isl/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=29&func=view&catid=2&id=946

Sorry - text only in Icelandic

Regards,

palligests@gmail.com

12:49 nachm., Juni 12, 2007  
Blogger Michael said...

LOL! Always ask a farmer when you're in deep dewdew... They always know how to set you right and get you going again!

2:11 vorm., Juni 13, 2007  
Blogger Kayak-QP said...

22 hours, force 6 headwinds, hmmm, slowing the pace sounds like a nice plan.

Thanks for the update Derrick.
-kqp

1:05 vorm., Juni 14, 2007  
Blogger René said...

There are more news at Wendy's blog: http://kayakwendy.blogspot.com/ from her Icelandic friends.

8:00 vorm., Juni 15, 2007  

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