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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Today we sailed off the chart

We are now 70 miles inside the longest fjord system in the world and seriously off piste! The image shows our approach to our current anchorage, Charcot Bay on eastern Milne Land. The astute will notice that we are sailing over the land and that the pink radar image reveals the real bay 1.5 miles further north. We have literally sailed off the chart!

Despite the chart inaccuracies we entered the silty waters leaving a clear furrow of churned water in our wake. The glacier has receded 1/2 mile up the valley leaving mud flats large enough to show up on Google Earth. We are anchored in 15 metres depth 100 metres from the shore.

When the crew awaken after their overnight passage we will go ashore for some, hopefully spectacular, drone photography. This time we won't forget to take the gun as we are no longer at the top of the food chain in these waters!