Much later, freckle well exercised - this fog and ice stuff is seriously scary. We were in about 2 tenths ice - easy - then without warning, about 5 tenths of big bergy floes with very narrow leads between them in vis of about 50 metres. No wind, luckily, else things might have been different, but we wormed our way out into some clearer water - them more big stuff and so it goes. And it's almost worse when the fog clears for a brief moment and all you can see is apparently unbroken ice. One huge floe was breaking up as we passed - booming crashes as massive ledges of ice fell off into the water. A new noise for me - hope I don't ever get to hear it without being abloe to see where it comes from. From the ice chart, we may have 100 miles of this. Quite tense but we'll work our way through - one difficulty is that you don't know where it is coming from so there's no obvious way out.
Now at 7123 15432 after much snaky meandering at idle revs. Hope we're through it before the westerly builds in a couple of days.
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