This post has been a rather long time in coming... but finally, I´m off and the saga-steads adventure begins for real!
I popped over to Qaanaaq in the far north-western corner of Greenland in mid-December for Christmas (a couple of pics will be posted here soon). And couldn´t leave on account of the weather, which meant that the one weekly plane in and out of the place was cancelled. So I danced the Greenlandic polka on New Year´s Eve and marvelled at a spectacular 360 degree firework display, and had the chance to enjoy the 24-hour darkness for an extra week...
But now the Embulance is packed up and ready to go (I´ve been sleeping very comfortably in her the past few nights) and I hit the road headed to Harwich in a matter of hours. From Harwich I´ll sail to Esbjerg in Denmark, getting in at lunch time tomorrow. Then I´ll jump on the ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark over to the Faroes on Saturday. The beauty of this journey is that because Smyril line (the Denmark-Faroes-Iceland service) operates their winter timetable until April, I can´t buy an onward ticket from the Faroes to Iceland until I actually get to the Faroes. Wonderful! If all goes well though, I could be on Icelandic soil (or rock) next Wednesday...I will try to keep you updated with my progress where I can.
Finally, a short BBC Look East interview with some shots of the back of the (very spartan looking, pre-loading-of-kit) Embulance and a bit of chat about the project is to be found here http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambridgeshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_9272000/9272619.stm -