Headed to Iqaluit

July 27th, 2008 by Walt "The Skipper" Jones

We are off to Iqaluit (63 deg 43.9 W, 068 deg 30.9 W) for repairs. The main engine wouldn’t start this morning and we are using our get home motor. We’re wondering if it is all part of dousing the engine room 3 times; twice with watermaker failure, and once with the wet exhaust leak. We will probably be in Iqaluit for a week to fly in parts, repair etc. In the meantime, more ice will melt. Please pray for all to come together this week, so that we again have a 100% operational vessel and will be able to resume our trek north next week.

The whole crew is in favor of this. We are all fine; warm and well.

5 Responses to “Headed to Iqaluit”

  1. Ed Wright Says:

    Sorry to hear of the delay. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Ed and Eva

  2. Rebecca Robertson Says:

    Just an update. If you noticed this latest post is dated the 27th but wasn’t posted until today (the 28th). I talked with Shane tonight. They are docked in Iqaluit as we speak and traveled probably 130 miles on the “get home motor”. They are seeing some amazing sites, but I’ll let them share those. They are hoping to be able to upload some pictures tomorrow and should have some better internet access for a bit while they are there. Sounds like everyone is doing well, but Shane did say it is pretty cold and he’s missing the warmer Utah weather! What- you don’t want to water ski in the 30 degree water, sweetheart? Come on – you’ve got wet suits, let’s see what that boat can do!! ; ) Just kidding. Love you guys and hope you can fix it all soon and got on your way for this adventure.


  3. Scott Jones Says:

    Yes, we got a message from Dad containing a couple of updates, which I’ve been going back and adding in. He’d sent it just as they’d gotten to Iqaluit. We can’t wait to see the pictures!

  4. Marcie Bowerman Says:

    Here’s the 5-day forecast for Iqaluit. It’s fur-lined bikini weather!! MarcieB.

  5. Marcie Bowerman Says:

    Ooops. Here’s the link for the 5-day forecast.

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