Position update 07.24 CEST: 71.29523 N, 156.79129 W
The “Northern Passage” has arrived Point Barrow – and it is still Sunday evening, Alaskan time.
PS. You can reward yourself with a shower now. :)
Arriving Point Barrow.
Expedition Report, 07.51:
“We’ve again had a rough spell today. (not audible) ... repairing it until we get a new forestay. It looks like we will remain in Point Barrow tomorrow. There is an even stronger wind coming from the east. We need to make our repairs and will use opportunity to change the oil on the engine and take care of various other tasks that need doing.
Vincent and Ibrahim are soon coming on board. It will be great to see them again.
We also look forward to getting new supplies and to start afresh. Looking forward to get forward as quickly as possible. But first and foremost we need to repair our forestay, and we will time our departure to take into account the weather. There is of course still headwind, a powerful wind from the east. It’s terrible that we have been so unfortunate. These conditions, with a constant headwind in our face, have been absolutely hopeless for us. We really do hope that the weather will soon change. ”
Note: Our meteorologist Mark De Keyser has just added an informative article on the weather, climate and seasons of Point Barrow, Alaska. Read it on his blog, Weater4expeditions.com.