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Old 27-08-2019, 16:59   #16
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

Some interesting photos in today's blog post.
http://figure8voyage.com/blog/
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Old 29-08-2019, 22:01   #17
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

Another interesting story on the history of the NWP.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/201...error-released
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Old 29-08-2019, 22:20   #18
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

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Another interesting story on the history of the NWP.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/201...error-released
saw that great article .

Wonder who may have made the passage in 1907 when it was ice free that year?

Found a reference on an old ice chart .
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Meanwhile our intrepid warrior is doing a dance with the ice in the Amundson Gulf. Its making escape from the Passage slow and difficult. Large storm a few days ago blew ice down into the area that had been open for much of the season.
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

For anyone interested Randall has posted 3 new videos of the Arctic passage so far.

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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

I just spotted another "pleasure vessel" headed west - east in the Beaufort Sea. He is really leaving it late to be heading through the Archipelago. I wish him luck. All the other boats are heading out now and hoping to round the corner into the Bering Strait before they get iced in.
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

One thing has become very clear to me in watching Randall's journey. That is that Spot is not very accurate at high elevations, at least as it pertains to the installation on Moli. Watching his track and especially when anchored you can see some large deviations in position. Whether that is the installation on his particular boat or a weakness of the technology I can't say for sure.

Randall and Mo have made it into Tuktoyaktuk.
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I'm not sure what that "pleasure boat" was that I thought was heading to the Archipelago but it disappeared.
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

I was flying out the Aleutian chain to Dutch today. As i fewl over the entrance to False Pass on Umiak island I saw a sailboat ( yellow hull 13-15m in length) just inside the buoyed channel heading in towards a protected area.

this would be a logical place to make landfall in the Aleutians coming south from nome.

I got turned around for garbage weather 60 miles further on, when I came back through False Pass on my way back to Cold bay there was another sailboat! Unbelievable.

This one I recognized from Patagonia .. It was Altego II, whom I believe made a successful NW transit.

Congratulations.

Does anyone have any idea who the yellow hulled sailboat would be?

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Randall is less than 500 nm from finishing his epic journey at San Francisco after over 300 days at sea. It must be terribly frustrating to be becalmed this close to the finish.

http://figure8voyage.com/blog/
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Great tbat we can follow so closely these days, he must have a good it team behind, web site is slick, like his writing as well. Been following every day on feedly.
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