The next morning the
wind veers round to the West and we set out down the ominous Bellot Strait,
the most Northerly point of mainland America. The main problem with this strait
is the current which can run at up to 8 knts in either direction and without
much regularity. This is fine until you throw in the added bonus of never
knowing how much ice is at the other end. If it's blocked you'll end up being
slammed into a solid wall of ice faster than the boat can steam away in the
opposite direction. Luckily for us it was just about open as you can see.