Dagmar Aaen and Pirola say goodbye
On the 27th of july our german friendships Pirola and Dagmar Aaen left the harbour of Húsavík in beautiful summer weather. Pirola headed back to her home port in Hamburg, Germany.
Dagmar Aaen has been waiting for the ice-situation in Northeast Greenland to improve. Meanwhile they wanted to explore the scenary of north Iceland and took the course to Grímsey island and Siglufjörður, the famous herring town. Dagmar Aaen is now up in Scouresby Sound, Northeast Greenland, the worlds biggest fjord. The aim is to sail even further up north if the ice cap breaks up so she can sail up through the ice.
The team of North Sailing and it‘s schooners are really thankful for wonderful days during Sail Húsavík festival. It sure was pleasure and an honor to have these two amazing vessels around!
Here are some pictures from the 27th when the two schooners left the harbour:
Activ in the foreground and Pirola and Dagmar Aaen lying together ready to say goodbye.
Roland Aust, Pirolas captain. Happy with his catch and nice time in Iceland. Part of the trip up to Iceland he sailed with his wife and 13 year old daughter.
Crew of Pirola.
Pirola lifting anchor.
The two arctic explorers, Jonas Bergsøe and Dagmar Aaens captain, Arved Fuchs, discussing the ice-situation in Northeast Greenland.
Dagmar Aaen leaving! Joining them was Trine from schooner Activ and Agnes from the North Sailing team.
Dagmar Aaen leaving Húsavík harbour.