Day 9 on the ice…..
Started out early this am trying to get the distance done…only to spend almost 4 hours to get 1.7 miles! Ice cubes, water – Dale dipped his toe in (he didn’t want to be left out) – but nothing else. He is absolutely fine.
Then things really improved and we were able to make some good time/distance. Dale led for quite a while – quote…’interesting to see the whole empty ice field right to the horizon with no tracks ahead – hoping I wont miss a soft spot’
We are at 89.45 East 129 – 15 miles left to go…..
Overall total distance covered 81.61 nautical miles
Everyone is doing well, the difference today was the cold, man was it cold – 25 plus windchill putting it down to about -40. The kind of cold that defies explanation – damp as well. We came into camp and the wind really picked up – major challenge for fingers and toes.
We are loading up tonight – bagels with salami, cheese appetizer followed by Lasagna in a pot (sorry LP and EDL)
The two polar cowboys continue to amaze finding paths through the chaos.
Hoping the wind is blowing us closer to TNP