Actually, Pond Inlet Is The Other Direction

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21 Responses to Actually, Pond Inlet Is The Other Direction

  1. Disillusioned says:

    Perhaps once they get to Clapperton Island, they’ll have an epiphany and decide to keep heading south into the bay to Paulatuk airport. I assume Dad has his priorities straight–what is most important–that his daughter wants to see him home (alive).

  2. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Gaia will fix everything.

    She will honor our sacrifice as we row to prevent climate change. Next year we will row to prevent water wetness.

  3. SMS says:

    This is a four man towing team. They hug the coast so they can wade through water in their High Tech dry suits pulling their favorite mill stone.

  4. Mike D says:

    They took a 4 hour break and made slow progress for 2 hours. They touched land twice, and seem to have stopped again at the second touching.

    Another 75km or about 45 miles straight shot and they’ll be in Paulatuk. If they hug the coast, it’ll be a bit longer a walk. Paulatuk seems to have nice protection from the waves and nice gravel areas to land the boat.

  5. wizzum says:

    warm showers are 90 KM to the south

  6. lance says:

    Hawaii is even further south…

  7. kbray in california says:

    Paulatuk means “Place of Coal”
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/paulatuk
    The perfect irony if that’s where they get salvation.

    • kbray in california says:

      How did all that coal get produced in the Arctic ?
      Can you say…. Climate Change…? Naturally, of course!

    • Shazaam says:

      Now that you’ve posted that, they’ll have to move on. Warmistas cannot seek refuge in a hamlet that once featured a coal mine!! The horror of it. Why I’ll bet they’d rather freeze and go without a warm shower and a cold beer if coal was involved.

  8. Richard Lynch says:

    They are perhaps trying to get to Paulatuk. There, they might find a new anchor. Paulatuk also has an air strip.

  9. The weather is providing its own sort of anchor, as they’ve fallen two days further behind in two days. The sheets are updated:
    http://is.gd/DeHavelle_tag_MLF

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

    • Your spreadsheet makes no sense, Keith.

      For them to finish by the end of Sep, as you suggest, needs them to do about 45km/day, whereas they have only done 31km/day so far.

      It also assumes they will follow the shortest route, which they have not done so far zigzagging along the coastline.

      • There was an odd effect caused by using their great-circle distance from the destination, and a zigzag in the digitized route. It could fairly be called a bug. Fixed now, I think. See if it makes sense now.

        The amount of veer they’re doing from the planned route actually extends the distance they have to go — so instead of the digitized route of 3155km, they are now looking at 3544km. The predictions are all based on this.

        I just added the ping when they moved slightly along the coast (Aug 1) — and this delay has cost them. I make their arrival now on October 20. The melt season is already ending, so this augurs poorly for them.

        ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  10. According to Google Earth, they did 10 miles yesterday (i.e Wed), and in the wrong direction.

  11. Malcolm says:

    “In recent years oil and natural gas exploration on the BEAUFORT SEA has also offered new economic opportunities for the community.” (Paulatuk: Canadian encyclopedia)

    A whole community funded by BIG OIL? No way will the rowers go there.

  12. kbray in california says:

    I suspect the rowers may now be intentionally beaching their rowboat high and dry daily after their earlier miscalculation in letting the tide go out on them.
    This stops the boat from violently tossing around in the surf so they can get some uninterrupted sleep… provided no predators get curious and knock on the door.
    Constant tossing 24/7 in a small boat would drive anyone nuts.
    I’m guessing here but the gaps in their rowing has me wondering.
    If they have tide tables, they could time it for just a few hours as well.
    If the tide is halfway out, they could get 6 quiet hours.
    Remember they don’t have the advantage of an anchor now.

    • shazaam says:

      I’d wondered about their stops at apparent odd intervals. Your speculation makes a lot of sense. Tempers are likely to be getting short and aromatics strong in that little boat.

      • kbray in california says:

        Their blog today shows them winching the boat onto the gravel on the beach.
        I know it has a Kevlar bottom, so it can take some abuse.
        Not sure how they winch it back out, unless they wait for high tide.

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