Monday, February 06, 2012

Gardskagi, Do not roll!

 The wind continued to increase... we nosed into a sea loch for a bit of shelter.

We were not the first to seek shelter here...

...Ian noticed a strange object on shore.

It was Gardskagi: 64⁰02,57N 22⁰55,93V I thought it was a Dutch weather buoy, given the manufacturer's stamp, "Datawell Netherlands", but JotM has identified the language of the coordinates as Danish..

It was over 1200km out of position. Its normal station is off the SW tip of Iceland.

It had some good advice on the top. Do not roll - trail only. We pondered these words of wisdom.


  1. I would guess that to be a Danish weather buoy, not a Dutch weather buoy.
    (had it been Dutch, it would have been marked 64⁰02,57N 22⁰55,93W - as in west [Dutch], not vest [Danish])

  2. Thank you JotM, I have corrected the post. :o)