LOST? DEFINITELY... THE NORTH POLE IS "NORTH!
HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THIS NEW TRACK TO THE SOUTHWEST?
CRAZY AND UP A CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE?
YABETCHA! READ FOR YOURSELF AND DECIDE HOW SERIOUS THESE SHOW-BOATS ARE.
ARE THESE YA-WHOS REALLY GOING TO THE NORTH POLE? DOUBT IT!
July 14, 2013
We saw the water today, from the top of a ridge! It's fun and it motivates you most enjoy more of lakes and channels through the ice. We hope to join tomorrow and end the obsession that torments us for several days.
It is 50 miles to the WNW in Barrow, which positions us well for our next rather rise to the north.
We had a day nostalgia too, since two years ago, on 13 July, seb and Rodolphe sprang Barrow for the first edition of the way the pole. Today we take advantage of the experience gained, especially with the new dry suits and shoes canyoning that simplify passages with water and constant swimming.
No fireworks for us tonight (unless that a bear visit us), we're going to go to bed early!
Thanks for all the encouragement and messages that our routers that help us get out of the maze of ice.
I DON'T BELIEVE BABUSHKA HAS THE BEST TECHNIQUES TO ENABLE 'TRAVELING' IN WATER OR ON ICE. HAD THEY, THEY WOULD OF BEEN HUNDREDS OF MILES FURTHER TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE THAN THEY ARE AS OF TODAY. HERE IS A RE-POST FROM THEIR BLOG: (GOOGLE DOES NOT SPEAK FRENCH LIKE A NATIVE FRENCH SPEAKER.... LOL SORRY FOR THE STRANGE ENGLISH - GOOGLE, YOU NEED TO TREAT THIS AS AN APP BUG THAT REQUIRES FIXING!)
July 13, 2013
New day to the convicts on a still harsh and chaotic ice. It is close to the water that we will finally find a way to the north, in the meantime, every meter is torn at the cost of many efforts and hoist shots.
But it's fine, it comforts us and it helps identify the least harsh passages. AC also has the advantage of giving us every morning, a beautiful satellite map indicating the shortest path to the water spaces.
One also learns to move to a moving target, since our goal as we drift to suit winds and currents. Sometimes not easy to navigate between Cape tracing on the ice and one to leave on the bottom! Despite the conditions, tonight at camp, we savor all the riches of this first week of shipping.
LETS EVALUATE WHAT HAS BEEN OBSERVED SO FAR:
1) MANGO DELIVERED BABUSHKA TO BARROW ON JULY 2, 2013
2) BARROW SEA ICE CONCENTRATION ON JULY 2ND IS RECORDED IN THE
UPPER 85% WITH 95% CONCENTRATION VERY NEAR SHORE. A SIGNIFICANT MELT AREA OF ROTTEN ICE IS NOTED FORMING NW OF BARROW.
SO WHERE ARE THEY GOING? HERE IS THE PLOT - YOU TELL ME? ITS NOT NORTH TO THE NORTH POLE. THAT IS A GIVEN.
Boat type: hybrid catamaran / char to Ice Crew:Roubinet Sebastian and Vincent BerthetDate and time of the last point:
12/07/2013 6:00:00 p.m. (French time) Last update map: 12/07/2013 8:06:18 p.m.Latitude: 71 ° 38.08 N Longitude: 158 ° 40.66 W Cap: 282 ° Speed: 0.32 kts = 0.60 km / h speed: 0.41 kts = 0.75 km / h Distance: 52.87 Nm = 97.94 km
July 12, 2013
This morning, after watching ice charts sent by Kalou and Lise, we decided to retrace our steps to circumvent the dense patch of ice that prevents us from progressing. The ice has melted much since we left and we should be able to circumvent these plates from the south and returning to the pole in a more workable area. It was perhaps a little too eager to go to reach the ice, but without following the ice conditions of the year. And we pay! But we are in a great area and we will recover. We still advanced despite the current face.
I sent them an urgent satcom advising that sat-track line is 275 and to check all electronics for errors and to proceed with caution.
Today, the way the division offers fog and blocks in all directions, it is chaos with just water to bathe when the blocks on which we walk or run capsize.The boat is very busy at the beginning of shipping, it suffers and hurts men.
was eager to find more favorable conditions. If all goes well on board.
BABUSHKA TRACKER: http://www.sat-view.fr/interface/interface.php?login=voiedupole
TRACK LINE REMAINS TO THE WEST - HEY GUYS - THE NORTH POLE IS "NORTH" !!!