A couple of very action-packed weeks in Cambridge Bay up to the time of departure! Boat repairs, wildlife, disasters, parties, and one big question!!! You'll enjoy this one!
VIDEO UPDATE #9 - Preparations Sydney - Cambridge Bay 2012
After 9 months back home in OZ, the time has come to get ready to head back to Teleport for the next adventure. Covering our final Sydney preps, flight to Cambridge Bay and it's amazing wildlife (great footage of arctic fox dens and birds nests) and the first week of checking Teleport survived the winter and getting started on the To Do list.
VIDEO UPDATE #8 - Greenland to Victoria Island - The Northwest Passage!
The part you've all been waiting for! Covering our trip from Greenland back west across Baffin Bay to the Canadian Arctic, and the start of the infamous Northwest Passage, west of Baffin Bay! Polar bears eating our cameras, orcas / killer whales taking a look at us, seals... Amazing scenery... And finally getting to Victoria Island where we lift Teleport out for the winter! SOME BLOOPERS AT THE END TOO! Haha!
VIDEO UPDATE #7 - Nuuk to Upernavik (Greenland's West Coast!)
The most spectacular scenery we encountered on the trip so far! Teleport sailing past iceberg arches, rolling/capsizing icebergs, beautiful anchorages and remote Greenlandic villages filled with sled dogs and colourful houses! This video encompasses our trip up the west coast of Greenland, through Disko Bugt and to our final port of call in Greenland, Upernavik, ready to set sail back to Canada and the Northwest Passage! Enjoy!
VIDEO UPDATE #6 - St Anthony to Nuuk! (Canada to Greenland!)
Well we thought we saw a weather window open for our crossing of the notorious Labrador Sea, so we cast off for Greenland - the longest ocean passage of the trip. We made iely around the bulk of the icebergs flowing down the Canadian coast, and got part way across before we got pretty beaten up by a combination of two rather vicious gales that converged on us. Jess was violently seasick for days on end, while Teleport was thrown around like a cork in a washing machine. Engine failures, the lot. When we eventually hit Greenland, it was too packed with ice to get in, so we had to turn North and sail all the way to Nuuk, Greenand's Capital - 12 days! There we eventually fixed eveything and headed onwards! Enjoy!
VIDEO UPDATE #5 - Halifax to St Anthony (Nova Scotia to Newfoundland)
Departure at last! Whales! Dolphins! Icebergs! Fog! Puffins! Opportunties to make good decisions! Pushed off from the dock at Halifax by our friends, we traveled up the coast of Nova Scotia, into St Peters, through the Bras D'Or Lakes, and across to Newfoundland! Then up the west coast and around the top to St Anthony - our jumping off point for Greenland! Enjoy!
VIDEO UPDATE #4 - The final prep to departure!
Well work re-doubled after Jess turned up at the end of May and we madly got a million things done, and unbelievably, the day of departure - the day we thought would never come - came. Enjoy!
VIDEO UPDATE #3 - Chris's First Two Weeks (May 2011)
Chris flew over to Teleport 2 weeks early to sort out the engine and get a head start on some other to-do list items before Jess turned up! It turned out to be an exciting time, almost culminating in smashing Teleport to pieces. Take a look!
VIDEO UPDATE #2 - Sea Trials! (Oct 2010)
Ok so she floats - but how strong is she? Having launched her, we now set about lifting the sail for the first time, then going on longer and longer test-sails, right up to some pretty horrendous ocean-trails where things turn ugly. Amazingly, we survive, and gain confidence in Teleports abilities, and our own!
VIDEO UPDATE #1 - Rebuilding Teleport! (Aug - Sep 2010)
The story begins - Right from seeing Teleport for the very first time, through all the heartbreaking dramas, setbacks and challenges of finding out one thing after another is wrong with this yacht, and slowly but surely basically having to rebuild the whole thing, inside and out, in the space of about 3 hectic months! This video takes us up to launching Teleport for the first time. Will she float?
(NEW) VIDEO TOUR OF TELEPORT
Come with Jess and I as we give you a personal guided tour around Teleport!
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