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)”
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?
Before clearing customs in Pond Inlet, let me underline one important cultural difference between North America and Europe, specifically in Europe with countries of Latin traditions .
August 4th. The beautiful cruise ship “Marco Polo” is delivering boat loads of tourists to the village. A long day of shuttling for the crew, a long day of shopping for their guests.