Eshamy's Northern Passage

14 November 2011 | North Yorkshire, England
06 November 2011
06 November 2011 | Hartlepool
31 October 2011 | North Sea
31 October 2011 | Aberdeen, Scotland
28 October 2011 | Norway
27 October 2011
23 October 2011 | Ålesund, Norway
23 October 2011 | Sandshamn, Norway
19 October 2011
19 October 2011 | Alesund, Norway
10 October 2011
09 October 2011 | Bodø, Norway
07 October 2011 | Bodø, Norway
03 October 2011 | Norway
01 October 2011 | Near the Norwegian Coast
29 September 2011 | Barents Sea
27 September 2011 | Arctic
24 September 2011 | Arctic
22 September 2011 | Arctic

From Lancaster Sound to Peel Sound

15 August 2011 | Peel Sound
The past few days have been rather grey and foggy so we haven't seen very much! We've continued along Lancaster Sound (dodging a few icebergs still) and into Barrow Strait passing the bird sanctuary Prince Leopold Island which we didn't see due to fog. This morning we started heading south down Peel Sound with the sun shining and a steady breeze from the north northwest. Around noon, was out on deck changing sails when we looked north and saw fog rolling in..quite quickly too. The wind and sea picked up as well so we had an exciting afternoons sailing down Peel Sound in the fog. Was the strongest winds and biggest seas (which weren't really very big but compared to the flat seas we've experienced so far) we've had in weeks. It also got rather chilly, approximately 4°C on deck and 7°C below deck. So much for an afternoon relaxing in the sunshine and baking something tasty! Our dinners are probably getting less exciting, we started this passage with meals like prawns and fried rice, pasta with tomato and vegetable sauce, sweet and sour vegetables with rice but last night we progressed onto beans on toast. But beans on toast can still be a good meal occasionally! Might have to try and make something interesting tomorrow. It's quite dark and overcast tonight but the fog has lifted which is good. Just to note, we are heading due south at the moment but our compass is currently telling us we're going almost due north! We haven't seen anyone else since Issuma in Baffin Bay, but we heard a Canadian patrol plane speaking to a Russian vessel on the VHF earlier this evening. Thanks for the calls, messages and information too greatly appreciated :-)
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Vessel Name: Eshamy
Vessel Make/Model: Amel 51 Mango
Hailing Port: Hartlepool
Crew: Jeffrey Allison, Katherine Brownlie, Alex Taylor, James Allison, Paul Brossier, Martin Oakley, Chris Phillips, Tanya Hargreaves, Philip Schofield (Onshore Communications Officer)
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Eshamy's Northern Passage

Who: Jeffrey Allison, Katherine Brownlie, Alex Taylor, James Allison, Paul Brossier, Martin Oakley, Chris Phillips, Tanya Hargreaves, Philip Schofield (Onshore Communications Officer)
Port: Hartlepool