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Old 07 June 2008, 18:35   #1
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Round Iceland for charity June 16th - July 4th

Kraftur í kringum Ísland (Power around Iceland) is the name of a charity cruise around Iceland which will start Monday June 16th to raise money for organisation called Kraftur which is supporting organisation for young people with cancer as well to honour upon their arrival back to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) on July 4th islanders will be celebrating 30th anniversary of closing of eruption in Heimey (the biggest and only habitat island of Vestmannaeyjar).

Boats participating is a Valiant 560 fitted with Honda 150 owned by Friðrik (Frikki) and Alma, the other boat is brand new Zodiac Pro 15 powered by Suzuki 250 owned by Hilmar (Himmi).

They are running website www.krafturikringumisland.com which is only in Iceland, but here are few guidelines to make it easy for you guys to follow:

Forsíða = Frontpage
Um framtakið = The project
Blogg = Blog
Gestabók = Guestbook
Mynda albúm = Photo gallery
Myndbönd = Videos
Ferðaáætlun = Travel plan

On Monday I will have my colleagues at work to set out an Icelandic map with all destinations so you will be able to follow their journey as there will be an active reporting on the progress on their website.

I will try to update all their steps on this thread, although first days may be a bit difficult as I will be working in Italy at Lake Garda......

I will use this oportunity to wish them all the best in their endevour

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Old 08 June 2008, 18:14   #2
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Got those pictures tonight of both boats

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Couple more photos, and map of Iceland tomorrow marked with stops.

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Big trip...

That's got to be almost 1000 Nautical Miles... Big voyage in small open boats, just below the Arctic Circle for a good stretch and round Hornstrandir - beautiful but treacherous waters that I have personal and not particularly cheerful experience of. Well, hats off to the crews, but rather them than me.

Actually, on reflection, I'm stunned. That's a potentially nightmare trip and I wish them good weather, good luck and a friendly sea....

... but then, we should remember that the founding families rowed to Ísland.
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That's got to be almost 1000 Nautical Miles... Big voyage in small open boats, just below the Arctic Circle for a good stretch and round Hornstrandir - beautiful but treacherous waters that I have personal and not particularly cheerful experience of. Well, hats off to the crews, but rather them than me.

Actually, on reflection, I'm stunned. That's a potentially nightmare trip and I wish them good weather, good luck and a friendly sea....

... but then, we should remember that the founding families rowed to Ísland.

Their intention is to cross the ARCTIC CIRCLE

How about take you to Grimsey to do the crossing

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At last, here is the map showing where they stop.

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Twenty minutes ago they left Vestmannaeyjar heading to Reykjavík. They decide to start two days earlier due to forecast as well as to use extra day to promote the project in Reykjavik bot to the public as well as to the media.

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We met the two round Iceland charity ribs just outside Grindavik (village) and we went into Grindavik harbour where the crews had little rest and lunch where they offered us smoked Puffin (delicious) as well as tea. After about half an hour stop we continued the trip to Reykjavik and estimated cruise to be 2,5 hours. Seastate was lot better than forecasted infact a smooth ride, especially for us.

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As we got closer to Reykjavik, Ingo and family joined us in their Ribeye, unfortunately as we approached Reykjavik harbour one chamber ripped most like as they have hit debrise in the water, so we had to take the boat up and is now at our workshop for tube repair.
Fortunately next leg will not be til June 17th, on our National day at 11.45 where they will cruise to Ólafsvík.

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where they offered us smoked Puffin (delicious) as well as tea.
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What! No hákarl and vodka/Brennivín? Sissies! Holy Moley, those lads in the ribs look well cold. Hope the weather keeps fair for the northern leg. Luck with the tube!
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