Zerlina’s Grand Iceberg Adventure
What do Arciform staff members to relax and get away from it all?
For owner Richard De Wolf, vacation time means grand adventures with icebergs, danish marine engineer students and a restored 1968 yacht named Zerlina.
Here’s an excerpt from their trip diaries which were published in Yachts International Magazine:
Climbing onto a huge chunk of ice was like stepping on the moon. Something you just can’t imagine, so beautiful and scary at the same time. Tossing the anchor onto the ice, the three of us met and played like little kids seeing snow for the first time. There was a shallow pool, maybe 20 yards across, where we all drank the coolest and most refreshing water ever. Climbing to the top was, to say the least, very difficult and slippery. We slowed as we reached the tiny summit because we didn’t know what was on the other side. We were climbing with our hands and feet, but when we reached the top, we were able to stand and face a perfectly blue lake, about 80’ across, with the sea between us and the mountains of Greenland. Though it was so inviting to try and go swimming, we were sure the shock of the ice cold water would paralyze us. Instead, we slid down the hill we had just climbed. Not with a sled, or disk, or chunk of plastic, just on our rears, our backs and arms, laughing all of the way. We had too much adrenaline to feel how cold we should have been and, after a few moments of reflecting on where we were, what we had just seen and done, we got back in the dinghy and headed back to Zerlina. Read the whole story here.
Together, these three adventurers piloted this restored yacht nearly 5000 nautical miles, ending up in Denmark.
We are thrilled that Richard returned to work safely… and a little disappointed that he didn’t bring back an iceberg for the rest of us to play on!
What grand adventures do you have on your to-do list?