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Weather related itinerary changes in the North Atlantic part 2

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Hello again from Viking Sea

 

We had another announcement from the captain, after our lovely day in Reykjavík, that we were having another itinerary change.  He wants to avoid the extremely severe weather around the east coast of Greenland by delaying our approach to Prince Christian Sound by 6 hours, so that we can enter the Sound more easily and make the trip less difficult for us.  It is still expected to be turbulent however.  

This will mean that we will not get to stop in Nanortalik.  He expects the next Greenland port, Qaqortoq, to be OK.  

 

The extra ports in Iceland after the first itinerary changes (avoiding Shetland and Faroes) were cold and a bit wet at times but still to be expected and they showed us some interesting places.

 

Here’s hoping tomorrow’s sea day will be not as bad as predicted.  Pills at the ready!

 

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Hopefully it isn't too rough & you escape the full fury of the North Atlantic. Sounds like a very prudent Captain.

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We are on the ship two days behind you. We had to skip the Shetlands due to rough seas and sailed directly to the Faroe Islands....really rough the whole day.  We were rewarded with a sunny day in Torshavn. Now heading to Iceland in rainy, windy weather.  Fingers crossed for both of our journeys!

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The Viking Sun is also missing Nanortalik, so it seems that we are following in the Sea’s footsteps. We had rough seas last night (leaving Reykjavik), and it’s expected to be worse tonight. Perhaps September is not the best time to cruise this region ...

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I notice the Panomax camera is not broadcasting and wonder if it bounced off in the rough seas.😉

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Geo-stationary sats at the Equator are increasingly difficult to connect to at higher latitudes, due to the lower elevation. Also if the ship is pitching/rolling excessively, it challenges the stabalisation.

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