August 20 – Repulse Bay (The End)

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No doubt two long days, but they have arrived.

August 17

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August 14 & 15

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Susan left a message and said they have been hung up by bad weather and tides. They hope to make some progress soon!

August 7

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Looks like they haven’t made any progress since yesterday. Susan left a message on Sunday saying they are dealing with a lot of ice and fluctuating tides. They hoped it would clear soon, so perhaps windy weather? Summer is certainly dying slipping away up there.

August 3

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Portaging!

August 2

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Susan called last night asking for an ice report. It has been quite cold and there is heavy ice along the shore. They are still pulling or using leads.

I checked the ice report, and it seems that it should be broken up to the south of the small peninsula they are on.

At Clouston Points the ice had completely pushed against the shore making further progress impossible.  They waited until the high high tide at 2 am and were able to paddle for about 5 kms along the shoreline before being stopped once again. They decided to return to Clouston Points and begin portaging to Keith Bay, about 20 kms away.

August 1 Clouston Points

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July 30 – update

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Bob called Linda and reported that with the terrain of the land, the cold(~4c) and the ice they feel like they are on the moon. They had great traveling yesterday with the sails up. But it only lasted a short while and they found ice again. They sometimes find a channel through, but it has not be easy or quick. They are stuck for a few days now with so much ice, rain and wind, and needing to catch high and high high tides to keep moving. They sometimes wonder if they’ll be able to keeping moving, but are hopeful that things will “break” and they ‘ll be able to move fast again.

They’ve seen a few sand pipers, one caribou and have had foxes check out their camp while they sleep — they’ve tripped the electric fence alarm a couple times.

 

July 29

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Looks like they got caught up at the point yesterday, but made it up today with ~45km!

July 28 Cape Chapman

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Ice conditions have made it impossible to move.  They made an attempt but were forced back onto land less than a km from their previous campsite.  They will have to wait for a favourable tide to create an opening in the ice and allow them to round the Cape.