Our initial journey was rounding the shallow water of Cape Parry and sail directly to Nome in Alaska. An unexpected encounter with a vicious growler changed our plans. Sailing in Arctic water, you adapt!
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Emergency repair at sea.
Whatever the weather, your comfort, your fatigue or your personal timetable, keep a sharp look out at all time. A magnificent nature rules here and doesn’t tolerate any human weakness. Continue reading “To Nome Alaska (part 2). (15)”
August 20th. Cambridge Bay fades behind us. Our camp 4, in Nome, Alaska, lays 1700 miles (ca. 2,736 km)away. To officially qualify for a Est- West North West Passage, we must first cross the Bering Strait.
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Midday and we pass Tasmania Island in Franklin Strait. it’s open water all around. Our three boats run at about 5 knots on flat water. Continue reading “Franklin Strait to Cambridge Bay, camp 3, (14)”
A last look to the guardian of Tay Bay, and we start again our quest to the West. A good new: the weather man predicts wind today. Even better, this time he is right!
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