Follow the story of Bristol balloonists Phil and Allie Dunnington and their fixed wing team as they will attempt to balloon in places where nobody has ever flown a hot air balloon before! Will Phil - with his world record of 112 countries - bag in some more exotic places? Will 'Betty the Beech' manage the vast distances over Greenland and northern Canada? How will this mixed team work together in continuously changing and challenging situations?
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Catching up finally with internet - find links to other pages here!
route from the UK via Iceland to Greenland
Hi dear followers,
I am sorry for the long
silence but modern high speed internet hasn’t (gladly in a way!!) not yet
arrived in north-eastern Greenland! So since we got here to this massive piece
of land near the Arctic Circle internet has been extremely expensive and not
strong enough to upload photos or send Whatsapp messages.
from left to right: John Herbet our pilot, Tim, Paula Phil
Luckily today is Sunday here
in Greenland and all is shut, including the airport at Narsarsuaq where we are
for the first time on this trip staying for two nights. Time to finally catch
up with writing, sorting hundreds of spectacular photos, tons of gopro and
video clips and catching up with a bit of desperately needed sleep.
Added to that, the internet
here in Greenland is quite poor and extremely expensive.
A lovely local girl at Kulusuk airport
Before I forget it, I wanted
to let you know that you can see some superb photos and youtube films of our
adventures by following the ‘Vintage Air Rally’ facebook page of Prepare2go.:
A few photos (see captions ) that
I am posting on this blog were shot and edited by Jeremy Martin, team member
and photographer of Prepare2go. We also have another professional photographer
and film maker on this trip: Timothy Allen whose footage you also can track by
clicking at the following links:
(sorry don't have the time to create proper links, please just find yourselves!).
And if that wasn’t enough,
there is one more wonderful character on board of our trip: Paula Froehlich
from the New York, USA, a journalist and writer whose profile you can also try
and find somewhere in the wide world of facebooks and instagrams.
Paula in love with a polar bear
So let me know try and catch
up where I have left you last by recollecting all the stories and adventures
since we left Isafjador on that grey, windy and cold Friday morning… it feels
like a century ago and it’s actually only 2 days!