At least the fuelling ship already arrived to re-supply. Last year, it was really late to arrive and we were facing the possible nightmare scenario of having no fuel for the entire winter until the ocean broke up again ten months later. That would have been hard.
But I was struck by the beautiful shoreline where the waves were breaking up the chunks of ice, creating a sloshy tide of snow and ice. Essentially, the Arctic ocean is like one big Slush Puppy this time of year. Yum.
Hey, can you do me a favour and vote for my new song Fault Lines for the new CBC Music contest? The song is about a really important cause, which I talk about here.