Cape Kenrick

  • Cairn et message laisse par Dagmar Aaen en 2009

A short stop in Siorapaluk is allowing us to give the parcel we brought from Grise Fiord (special mail service!). Most of little auks are already gone South, the village is quiet, kids are playing on the beach. The sea is calm and a few hunters are welcomed by their families on their return at the end of the day. But bad weather is coming, and we decide to sail further North. Vagabond is rounding Cape Alexander early the next morning, swell is big and wind up to 35 knots from the North, sailing is difficult. Not long after, everyone is happy to enter a small bay, very well sheltered by Cape Kenrick. Eiders are welcoming us, and on land, we find a cairn hiding a bottle with a message inside, from Dagmar Aaen, Arved Fuch's boat. He sailed the North-East Passage the same summer than Vagabond. So the great German sail boat came here in 2009! On the pebble shore, pieces of sledge, walrus skulls lined up, meat caches and stone walls are telling us that this bay has been used for centuries by Greenlandic hunters and other expeditions.