We made it! The wind dropped, the sun came out, the pack ice stayed far from shore. Finally, we had the conditions that we had been expecting all along. Calm waters, the sun rippling in the wake of our kayaks, thousands of black guillemots flying in and around us – the last eight kilometers flew by. It was a magical evening of paddling. We could have gone on forever.
Carl Ritter Bay is everything we could have hoped for, minus the sauna, hot springs, jacuzzi, palm trees and espresso bar. Looking forward to exploring this area in the days to come!