To Greenland in a raft?
The Halifax Daily News reports a team of British adventurers plan to leave Halifax, Nova Scotia, this summer in an attempt to cross the North Atlantic via the Arctic Circle in an open inflatable boat.
The five-man crew hopes to start the 6,600-kilometre crossing in late July. There will be no shelter in the open boat during the four-week trip, and the 11-metre boat can carry only about 4,000 litres of fuel, so the crew plans to complete the journey in four segments: Halifax to Battle Harbour, Labrador, then on to Nanortalik, Greenland; Reykjavik, Iceland; and finally Cape Wrath, Scotland.
“God willing, we’ll have good weather and not too much ice off Greenland,” one of the organizers said.