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Old 28 November 2014, 16:28   #1
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Orkney to Norway 2014

Thought I would share with you the Papay Arctic Adventures 2014 trip from Orkney to Norway and back. We travelled over 2000miles in 29 days, living and sleeping the three of us aboard our Carson 750 Rib, called Quickstep. We got to just north of the Arctic Circle and are already planning our return hoping to reach further North.








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Old 28 November 2014, 19:21   #2
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That sounds like some trip. Any idea of how much fuel you used? Thanks for posting, It's a destination on my bucket list.

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Said before....but I'll say it again!..Now that's a Cruise!...Epic Adventure or what!? Way to go!
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Cheers for that Siochair. We covered around 2100 and the trip cost (an eye watering) 7900 but that did include credit card charges and interest whilst away.
That got us about 5000 litres which works out about 2mpg. Not great but carburettor V8 engines are not known for being frugal.
We were often loaded with 2.5T of fuel, gear and food etc
probably 600 miles were not at our most economical 22 knots. Most of the crossing from Shetland to Norway (270 miles) was at 27 Knots.
We have a Faria fuel meter that gave litres per hour etc which proved very useful.

Thanks again Maximus for the kind words! And like Ive said before we cant wait to go again! Next time though I think it will only be two aboard as three living and sleeping aboard for 29 days was a wee bit cramped!








this shows how we slept 3... One bunk dropped in either side of the wheel house and the third person slept below with everything else!
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I take it that shore side fuel was readily available. I would not fancy carrying that amount of go juice from a forecourt to the boat!
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8k split three ways for 29 days away and all those memories money well spent 👍 I'd go in a heartbeat well done
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Great trip and pictures, looks like the weather gods where smiling (most of the time)
Bit more about Carson here...

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I could not agree more neil... But we were even more fortunate in getting fuel mostly paid for by a very generous friend of one of the crew.
We miss being there a lot!

And yes Boatnomad we had crazy weather. Over 30 degrees most of the time and mirror calm.
Thanks for the link... That is now our rib. Really glad I saw the ebay advert!
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That glacier picture is incredible. There's a guy dwarfed in the foreground. Sounds like a fantastic trip.
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You are observant!
The scale was amazing. It can be seen ( or at least the sun catching it) many miles out to sea. It was strange having the heat of the day and the presence of ice. On the less visited side of the glacier we cooled our bier in the ice! With all the breath taking scenery it was both lovely and unbelievable having the fjord to ourselves most of the time!
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