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.
After our speedy escape from Graham Harbor, we sail toward Peel sound.
Along the trail to the North West Passage, passage-makers or locals, both told us that North of Bylot Island lays a lovely anchorage : Tay Bay. Not all who wander are lost. Why not spend one day or two there?
After a final goodbye, we take some fuel before leaving Sisimiut harbor.
Joshua, my new crew member is onboard. Together we have done a fair amount of work.
Two talented artists decided to intercede on my behalf. Neptune alone was not powerful enough.
Not anymore the rude bone setter approach previously used. No big hammer, no screwdrivers, no saws nor wood splints. The skill of the best plastic surgeon is now required.