The journey from Svalbard to Greenland was stormy and occasionally perilous. The Noorderlicht though elegant, is not an icebreaker! That summer the sea ice slowly circling above us reached a record minimum -the lowest extent since satellite records began. Some of that ice flowed down the west coast of Greenland and caught us in its web, delaying and diverting our arrival to a different part of Greenland than planned. We never saw Scoresby Sound but some substantial weather became woven into the creative work of all onboard.