This is fantastic, Kathy! You must have had a great experience. In this photo there appear to be footprints on the ice. Am I right? Did someone actually get on the ice and walk around? I love the red jackets.
You're right -- they're footprints. The captain sent out a recon party to see if the ice was good enough for us to all venture out for a hike. The verdict: too slushy. So all we did was play at ramming through the ice, four or five attempts, making several boat lengths each time. If we had spent two hours we could have gotten through this channel but instead we backed out and went around the island at the left the long way.