Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 15, St John’s, Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador became the 10th province of Canada in 1949. The first use of the name Newfoundland was in 1497, in an English registry recording the discovery of Terra Nova or the “new found land.”. While many Europeans saw … Continue reading

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August 12, Qaqortoq, Greenland

  Greenland, an island comprised for the most part of vast ice fields is home to approximately 57,000 inhabitants. In the native language, Greenlandic, the name of the country is Kalqaalit Nunaat and is the world’s largest island with an … Continue reading

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August 11, 2012 – Cruising Prince Christian Sound

On most maps the southern tip of Greenland looks solid, but it actually consists of many channels with Prince Christian Sound being one of the largest as can be seen on this map.     Well, we finally did get … Continue reading

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August 09, Akureyri, Iceland

We arrived in Akureyri after traveling down a beautiful fiord for about 15 miles. The weather was looking much better, sunny and a pleasant 60 degrees. This town of 14,000 is the second largest city in Iceland. It is located … Continue reading

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August 08, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Seyðisfjörður is a town and municipality in the Eastfjords of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name. As of January 2011, the town has 668 inhabitants. A road over Fjarðarheiði mountain pass connects Seyðisfjörður to … Continue reading

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August 07, Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. It is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the north west of the town lies the 347-metre (1,138 ft) high mountain Húsareyn, and … Continue reading

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August 04- 05, 2012 – Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, meaning “town of the hurdled ford”, is the capital and most populous city of Ireland. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning “black pool”. Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland’s … Continue reading

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