Filling out papers. Yuri (on the right) was most helpful! (See video below.)
A barrel of petrol – just for us!
A very happy Captain Thorleif Thorleifsson finds good cause to celebrate!
Nicolay and Dmitry – our two good helpers in Pevek.
Expedition Report 09.15:
“Border guards and customs officials arrived from Anadyr at mid-day, and they were very helpful filling out all the papers we needed. Yury from the local border guard was especially helpful – we owe him a big thanks for all his help in this rather complicated process.
As soon as the papers were in order, Stas ran off to the petrol station together with our local helpers Nicolay and Dmitry and purchased 250 litres of petrol. He brought back hot coffee and fresh bread as well. So now we are again three happy sailors!
We had the pleasure of linking up with the many boys and one girl on board “Peter the 1st” – a very nice team of explorers! Their rudder seems to be repaired, but they are still working on the propeller shaft, so they couldn’t leave today, but hope to leave tomorrow.
We wished each other the best of luck and safe sailing. And then we started up our faithful little Tohatsu 9.8 horsepower outboard motor, leaving Pevek harbour behind in absolutely calm weather. There was scarcely a wave on the sea.
We definitely made the right decision to go into Pevek to refuel.”
Skipper Daniel and Børge in front of “Peter the 1st”.
The crews of “Peter the 1st” and the “Northern Passage” meet at last.
Weather: Sunny spells, scattered to broken cloudiness.
Wind: Calm until 12.00 UTC, then picking up from 120-140° 4-8 knots, after 21.00 UTC increasing to 120-140° 10-15 knots.
(For a more comprehensive forecast, with explanations, please see Weather4Expeditions.com.