Bimbling on Derwentwater

Mary paddling Geyrfugl on Derwentwater

A day with both wooden boats (Mary in Geyrfugl, myself in the Cormorant) and Michael paddling Mary’s Romany LV.

Geyrfugl and Piqqalujamik takujumavunga on the island

Sunshine and calm water made for a pleasant trip just out to the island for a brief picnic, and some scenic photos of the boats with Cat Bells in the background.

Geyrfugl compared with an NDK Romany

The last photo shows what a long waterline length Geyrfugl has compared with a more traditional Greenland-derived boat. The Romany is a good half metre longer overall, but has a shorter waterline. With its narrower beam and rounded hull, this makes Geyrfugl a very fast boat, and easily stable enough to handle conditions like these. She is not so good when it gets rougher, however !