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Iceland and Greenland

Here, you will find stories from those rare mariners who cruise icy northern waters, some of them as part of a trans-Atlantic crossing. Lands of the Vikings, Iceland, and Greenland present the mariner with challenges not found in lower latitudes and requiring the same level of preparation as an Arctic expedition, which it very nearly is. Preparation and planning are often a big part of these stories.

Part 3: Venture II Ventures North

It’s easy to imagine dedicating a month or more to exploring the Faroe Islands, both by land and sea. It seems there is a spectacular vista waiting around every turn in the narrow winding roads, a picturesque and colorful village in every port, or phenomenal…

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Part 2: Venture II Ventures North

As we crisscrossed our way over, through, and under the Faroes (pronounced the same as the pharaohs of Egypt), I found it exceedingly difficult to keep my eyes on the road. I stole fleeting glances on straight-aways and as we emerged from long, dark tunnels…

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Part 1: Venture II Ventures North

After spending a few days in Edinburgh, Scotland, with my wife I boarded a small plane and flew north to the Scottish port of Stornoway in the Hebrides. As I said goodbye to her at the security checkpoint I thought about the transition I would…

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Venture ll Ventures Alone

After spending a few days in Edinburgh, Scotland, with my wife I boarded a small plane and flew north to the Scottish port of Stornoway in the Hebrides. As I said goodbye to her at the security checkpoint I thought about the transition I would…

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