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Spitsbergen 2013

An online log of Atlantis' travels and adventures to Svalbard

Rounding Capes

Posted by admin on May 19, 2013

At 1930 hrs this evening Atlantis rounded the Mull of Kintyre and turned north into the Sound of Jura.  The significance of Cape roundings of any kind is brought to mind by the event.  From our earliest ventures to sea when, for those living on the south coast of UK, Portland Bill then the Lizard were milestones in their own right, such roundings map out an ever increasing range of 'exploration', discovery and confidence.  

Having now rounded many of the southern hemisphere's great Capes (Horn, Good Hope and Leeuwin), the prospects of this trip now include Cape Wrath, the North Cape and Rossoya (at nearly 81°N - the northern tip of Gustav V Land, Svalbard) to whet the appetite for extending horizons and experience ever further.  Looking back, cape roundings provide a framework for memories; looking forward, tangible goals to strive for. Out with the old; in with something new. Turning corners and all that....

Enough metaphoric philosophy however.  To exploit a discovery of further [still] fresh meat in the bowels of the fridge, we celebrated our rounding of the Mull with a very senior all-day breakfast and a dram.  



Looking forward; looking back.

Jamie Oliver - eat your heart out.
(although perhaps we should be more worried about our own tickers!)


Posted by Ilana on
Nice food ... Not sure about the hat!

Keep smiling

Posted by Judy on
Back from Wales, sat on top of a hill on LLyn Peninsula and looked for you. Great to read the log. Have fun. Hope Roo doesnt snore too much. Jx
Posted by Mike on
We will be following the log from Israel
Good luck to you both
Posted by Ben on
Alright Dad.......

If your stopping in Oban, Kerrera has a ferry service to the town..... for an option.. depends on how long your staying as the ferry wash is disturbing.

Good Luck to you both
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