Peering back at three-foot-high waves

Published 17.07 in category In the Footsteps of Nansen

It’s the 17th of July and Day 77. Our position is unchanged. We were incredibly lucky to make it across this wide sound yesterday! Fog came pouring in just after we set up camp. And today there are three-foot-high waves breaking against the shore here. They’re coming straight in from the open sea, and out there the waters are really choppy. There is no way we could have made it across today! Fortunately, we don’t have to. We’re on the right side now, camped on solid ground on Northbrook Island. There is no ice to ski on here, no ice floes still attached to the shore. And it’s certainly not viable to continue by sea when conditions are like this. But we’re safe and content – on the right side of De Bruyne Sound.

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