Well, Dave and I have had a pretty tumultuous start to our journey. Our flight from Montreal to Toronto was delayed causing us to miss our connecting flights to Reykjavik and Ilulissat. WestJet kindly organized for us to stay the night and fly to Vancouver the next morning, where we would then take off to Reykjavik. This part went smoothly but, upon arriving to Iceland, we discovered that our bags had not made the trip. The travel agency we are using also informed us that there was a flight to Ilulissat on June 4 (good news). However, there was only one seat left (less good). Dave booked that one and I got a ticket for the 7th. After sorting this out we went to explore some of Reykjavik. Attached is a photo of a tired Dave in a coffee shop. We also went down to the waterfront and checked out the Hallgrímskirkja church (both very nice). And after a much-needed nap, we hit the town for dins. Dave was brave enough to order some fermented shark and dried fish. After pawning some of it off to me, we agreed that we were glad to have tried the shark, but that neither of us would be repeating this in the near future.
This bring us to today. We got up early this morning for Dave's flight. I accompanied him to the airport in the hopes of squeezing on to the flight at the last second... and it worked!! Youpiee! As I am writing this we are flying over East Greenland. It's beautiful - below are some pictures. We will be headed directly to the research boat upon landing to start the second phase of our adventure. I'll let you know how it goes.