Sun 10/09-2023 Day 890

Pos: 69.1178,-105.0399 Loc: Cambridge Bay Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 53,3 km Start: 5:55 End: 17:20 I did not sleep well, too many thoughts about my trip finish are going through my head. The forecast confirms once more a dead calm day, though foggy in the morning. I do not car much about fog, I […]
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Sat 09/09-2023 Day 889

Pos: 68.8936,-105.9828 Loc: last mainland camp Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 0 km The last rest day of the trip. The wind blows over twenty knots, which feels not comfortable enough for crossing over to Cambridge Bay. So I stay in, relax, sleep, and wait, wait, wait…Waiting for the right timing is part of this […]
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Thu 07/09-2023 Day 887

Pos: 68.7668,-106.9943 Loc: Dease Strait Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 59,7 km Start: 6:35 End: 18:40 I start into my third-last paddling day of this section – if all goes well and the weather holds up as forecasted. All I need is to refill water once. I know about many streams on th way, but […]
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Fri 08/09-2023 Day 888

Pos: 68.8936,-105.9828 Loc: last mainland camp Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 53,7 km Start: 6:20 End: 17:45 The small boat wrecks continue today. I count about seven of them, if different states of being abandoned. A clear sign of nearing civilization, but I am wondering with each wreck what has happened to the people. The […]
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Wed 06/09-2023 Day 886

Pos: 68.6149,-108.3047 Loc: western point of the peninsula Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 0 km I wake at five, after less than six hours of sleep. My body is not recovered yet from yesterday’s long paddling effort, although the updated forecast sounds like good low winds in the morning. I turn around again and give […]
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Tue 05/09-2023 Day 885

Pos: 68.6149,-108.3047 Loc: western point of the peninsula Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 75,1 km Start: 6:05 End: 20:45 Today is the day. I had occasional snow slush showers until five in the afternoon, and I was very happy about my decision to not kep on pushing into those freezing cold headwinds. The evening, I […]
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Mon 04/09-2023 Day 884

Pos: 68.1007,-109.2114 Loc: north-eastern Cockburn Island Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 14,7 km Start: 6:35 End: 9:50 The original forecast for today sounded good – north-easterly winds up to maximal ten knots, clouds, seas twenty centimeters, though cold with two degrees. What the update last night said, I read finally on my sat phone again […]
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Sun 03/09-2023 Day 883

Pos: 67.9804,-109.2850 Loc: Cockburn Islands Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 41,2 km Start: 5:50 End: 16:00 After sticking my nose out of my bay, yes, I feel uncomfortable crossing twenty five kilometers due north-east, into fifteen knots headwind and lumpy sea at four degrees Celsius and soe drizzling rain almost all morning. So it is […]
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Sat 02/09-2023 Day 882

Pos: 67.9612,-109.9693 Loc: Desbarats Inlet Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 0 km It is the third day of my prison-stay inside the tent. Last night, the wind calmed down to a mild north-west, which protects my bay. The waves on my doorstep disappeared, and I am already hoping it might be okay to leave. I […]
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Thu+Fri 31/08 + 01/09-2023 Day 880+881

Pos: 67.9612,-109.9693 Loc: Desbarats Inlet Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 Dist: 0 km Thursday, August 31st, 2023 The last day of August, and the first day of my forecasted three-days asylum on this rocky shore ledge. I can overview the sea, and it does not look very inviting, when I dare to look outside at all. […]
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