Now Iceland is expensive, no fun booking hotels for just a night. In Greenland the fuel is the most expensive with around $ 16 per Gallon. Auto and boat fuel is pretty cheap at around $ 2.8 per Gallon - if I only could get access to it at the airports!!
The flight back to Wick was uneventful with a good tailwind, everything was very well organized by Far North Aviation - fuel, hotel, inbound report, hotel transfer - easy going.
The flight back home, well to Mannheim EDFM for customs clearance, then to my home airfield, was the longest with 800 NM and the weather was worse than expected. Cloud base on takeoff only around 1200 ft with some drizzle but lifted enroute and cleared up. Also had some tailwind at least. The last hop only 40 min below cumulus was quite bumpy.
My RV-8 sitting at Wick EGPC airport
Low ceilings over Scotland
An old bomber airfield somewhere in Great Britain
I had a satellite tracker with me again which also offers text messaging.
My wife back home was my Ops agent and sent me the Metars enroute.
Especially helpful on the long routes with no radio contact and only few alternates.
Here is a screenshot enroute at 11000 ft. My RV is not the fastest but quite efficient with this power setting. The noise comes really down with this lower RPM.