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Off the beaten path

by Noonsite 3 Mar 2023 20:11 UTC
Pitcairn Island Anchorage © Noonsite

After reporting from Easter Island last month, Canadian cruisers Brent Crack and Mary Bevan share another report from an even more remote spot in the Pacific, Pitcairn Island, an experience, they say, that would be hard to replicate anywhere else.

Further westward across the South Pacific, they have now reached French Polynesia and also report on clearing into the Gambier Islands. Next month we'll hear from them in the Tuamotus.

After Covid, many sailing yachts have set their course north. If you want to sail in the high latitudes someday, then the new edition of the book Sail to Svalbard, by Jon Amtrup, is the first step in the right direction. Tromsø in northern Norway to Svalbard will take 3-4 days, and put you right among icebergs, glaciers, polar bears, and stunning wildlife.

Jon's advice; "The climate is changing, and the number of visitors is increasing. If you dream of visiting the Svalbard wilderness, start setting a date and make your plans. It will be worth it. You might even catch the polar bug."

Perpetual daylight, icebergs, rafting-up, good food, snow-topped mountains, glaciers. Ben Zartman describes cruising in Greenland for Cruising World magazine.

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