Our late Friday arrival immediately revealed that "full services" did not extend to finding fuel outside office hours so we settled in for the weekend. The available and sensible berth was at the side of a small anchored ship with our inflatable dinghy providing shore transport.
After the sun had done a few lazy circles in the always-lit sky, Monday arrived and, with it, our fuel. After we moved to one of the town's loading quays, the competent staff of Polar Oil put 600 liters of arctic-diesel aboard Traversay III quickly and efficiently. Not a drop was spilled. We now have a total of 700 liters in our tanks and 200 additional liters in containers - a capability of over 1000 miles of motoring to deal with the uncertainties of an icy Canadian Arctic.
|Anemone five meters Underwater|
Work finally all done, the next few days should allow some scenic hikes on the shore as we wait for the ice to dissipate a bit more on the Canadian side and for a suitable non-traumatic forecast for the four day crossing to our first Canadian port, perhaps Pond Inlet or else Admiralty Inlet's Arctic Bay.