August 29th at 6:30 am, At 66 degree 33 minutes 46.9 seconds North we are just on the Arctic circle . The temperature is slowly getting warmer.
August 26th. No more struggle with ice. At 72 14. 71 N and 74. 18. 31 W, we are sailing south aiming for Newfoundland. It’s over; for us and for any private boats attempting the 2018 North West Passage. We tried hard, we had great hopes and got close, really close to achieve our dreams. Let me publish the Canadian Coast Guard advisory sealing our fate for this year:
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.
On August 16th, things look better . First, our friend Jessy, one of the two nice Arctic Bay policemen who greeted us during our clearance in Nunavut, visits Breskell today.
Saturday, August the 11th. Prince Regent Inlet is still under an important ice cover. No way to move in. Time to use my old surgical skills to patch Breskell wounds.
Our departure for the focus of our summer adventures, the North West Passage, is imminent.