Ralph via SAT phone, (transcribed)
We finally left Cartwright about 1 PM local time. We were supposed to leave at 9:30 AM, but got involved with a lot of different things that kept us from leaving, and we are now about 30 min. off shore on our way to Greenland. This is the BIG crossing about 600 miles. We are expecting to see a lot of whales and to get a little fishing in. We are tying things down a little better and getting ready.
We are scheduled to arrive in Greenland late Thursday or early Friday.
Thanks to all of you who are helping in whatever way you are able to, and following us.
We all need to say Thanks to the women and men in uniform who stand up for what’s right, to protect our freedom. The spouses, parents, siblings and friends left behind when the soldiers say good bye, all deserve our THANKS for what they do. Bob and I are feeling some of that, but we are no different than those heroes and this is our way of saying thanks. This is not a political speech. We are only standing up for those heroes.
You have a great day and God Bless you!