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Reykjavik Kickoff

Reykjavik Kickoff

Left Toronto for Reykjavik on Sunday evening, wanting to get to Iceland a day early to find my bearings and get acclimatized. Could have and should have flown Iceland Air but in an effort to burn my remaining Aeroplan points I flew Air Canada, very weird flight. Due to leave Toronto at 9pm and arrive in Montreal with the expectation of a 2 hour layover before the flight to Reykjavik, however the flight from Toronto was an hour late leaving and the airline decided to leave Montreal 30 minutes earlier than scheduled so barely had time to board my Iceland flight before it left at 11. Four hour flight to Reykjavik and a four hour time difference, so we were given breakfast at 1am Toronto time and landed at 3am Toronto time or 7am Iceland time so no sleep Sunday night, glad that I had an extra day to get back to normal.

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Spent my day in Reykjavik walking and re-finding familiar places. Having left Toronto in sun and 30 degrees, weather in Reykjavik windy, cold and rainy, great weather for walking however. There is a very interesting and helpful iphone app called MarineTraffic which allows you to find any registered vessel in the world, follow its track and see where it is at any moment in time. Using the app I discovered that my boat had docked, where it was moored, found its dock on Google Maps and walked there to get a look at where I'll spending the next three weeks. Boat looked like a marine laundry as it got ready for tomorrow's sail, bedding and blankets hanging from the rigging despite the rain, freshly washed and airing. Very much hope that the weather improves before tomorrow, wet sheets not welcome!

Good dinner and early bed. Tomorrow the adventure begins!

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At Sea - Departing Iceland Sept. 4

At Sea - Departing Iceland Sept. 4

Iceland to Ullapool

Iceland to Ullapool