Luckily we only had to spent two restless nights in the open and windy bay.
The easterlies began to subside eventually and as the wind
direction also started to change, we weighed anchor and the 65 metres of
10 mm anchor chain we had seen fit to use in this occasion although there
was only seven metres of water below us.
In the past 24 hours, we have made a total of 153 nautical miles, and although
it is snowing and the deck is like an ice-skating rink, our spirits are
high. Later this evening we are going to leave the East Siberian Sea
behind and enter the Chukchi Sea. And if we are able to keep up our
present speed which is between seven and eight knots, in about two days'
time, we should reach the Bering Sea, and one major leg of our voyage
around the world would be over.