Yesterday, we received a message from our good friends in Kodiak telling
that there are a dozen or so yachts stuck in Cambridge Bay because the
Northwest Passage has already begun to freeze up. For this reason, our
Polish friends onboard Lady Dana who had originally planned to continue to
the Northwest Passage, have been forced to alter their plans and are now
on their way to Vancouver.
Here on the East Siberian Sea, the air is currently +1°C, the water is -
1°C, and for the past five days, it has been snowing or sleeting daily.
Although for us freeze-up shouldn't present a problem, not yet anyway, the
conditions around us are becoming more and more Arctic every day!