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.
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)”
August 20 th. The weather window expected by alpinists climbing Himalayan summits rests on the clearing of the sky. For an arctic sailor engaged in the North West Passage, the weather window relays on the clearing of ice.