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Simon Currin
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9/12/2017
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Shimshal is spending the winter ashore in North Greenland in the care of Sisak Tecnic.
For a somewhat lengthy slide show of our summer 2017 cruise go to:
https://vimeo.com/233210015

This contains slides, video and timelapse but beware it lasts 25 minutes!

Simon

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5/21/2017
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Shimshal is now (May 2017) docked in Isfjordur in north west Iceland and is ready for departure for Greenland during the second half of July 2017

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Dick,
Difficult to predict I am afraid. Here are a couple of satellite photos. As you will see it was open on the 14th June this year but the second picture was on the 26th July 2015 when it was only just opening up. Certainly 2015 was a bad year and 2016 an exceptionally good one. I think we would be unlucky to find it blocked during the last week of July 2015 but it is very variable.
Simon


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10/4/2016
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Dick,
Difficult to predict I am afraid. Here are a couple of satellite photos. As you will see it was open on the 14th June this year but the second picture was on the 26th July 2015 when it was only just opening up. Certainly 2015 was a bad year and 2016 an exceptionally good one. I think we would be unlucky to find it blocked during the last week of July 2015 but it is very variable.
Simon

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Dick
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10/4/2016
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Hi Simon, What dates do you see PCS opening for passage generally in the summer? Dick

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Simon Currin
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9/30/2016
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Thanks Dick it was a great trip. Hoping you are still planning to head north next summer. We are still planning to cruise south from Tasilak before traversing Prince Christian Sund and then Greenland 's West Coast next season. I do hope our paths coincide. Are you overwintering in Scotland this year?

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9/30/2016
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Fabulous pics. Great trip. Congratulations to all.
Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy

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Simon Currin
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8/31/2016
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Back in Reykjavik

Shimshal is now back in Reykjavik after a fabulous Arctic 2016 cruise.

In April we cruised the Hornstrandir National Park in northern Iceland and were able to use her as a ski mountaineering base to explore those mountains in fine spring snow conditions.

In July and August we were lucky enough to find both good weather and unprecedented ice conditions when we sailed to north east Greenland in order to explore Scoresby Sound - the longest fjord system in the world. We managed to penetrate 170 miles inside the fjord before being blocked by ice in our attempt to circumnavigate Milne Land. The whole adventure was extraordinary.

Here is a link to a slideshow: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM63gX85sBFJGB5mOUbvcldEnVvn68SddBEi5HfwGG8RgiL-a-7AHjW6SglCxMLow?key=TWxpUXFRQVNySmF3aGpUY1FsNGw4UlliLXJnWEhn

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4/30/2016
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Now moored in Isafjordur waiting for the ice to melt on Greenland 's East Coast


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8/18/2015
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Wonderful cruise around north Coast of Iceland. Now tied up in Reykjavik.

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6/1/2015
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Looking forward to meeting you in the USA.
Simon

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Bill Balme
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6/1/2015
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Have a fantastic trip - hope to see you here next year!

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5/30/2015
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Heading to Faroe 's and around the north of Iceland this summer and planning to over winter in Reykjavik.

http://voyagesofshimshal.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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10/23/2012
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Home is Wales. Holiday home is Scotland. So it 's now closer for those winter chores.

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Bill Balme
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10/23/2012
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As in Conwy, Wales? Why so far from home?

Re the mud - eeew! :)

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10/22/2012
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Shimshal is now safely tied up in Conwy Marina in an un-deredged berth so snug in the mud at low tide.

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7/26/2012
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Currently enjoying the sunshine and splendid isolation at anchor in Loch Laxford.

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6/10/2012
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Shimshal is now safely tied up in Ullapool awaiting the second leg of this summer 's cruise. Contrary to the description in the Pilot we found the Harbour Master and his team there most helpful and keen to encourage yachts. Can 't wait to get back on board which is when we head for the Faroe 's.

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3/12/2012
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Shimshal is currently over wintering in Ardfern and will shortly be be moving to her summer mooring near Craobh Haven in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland.

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