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Saturday, August 14th

Lat 71 53.2N

Longtitude 133 08.9E

At anchor in bight south of BUOR KYAYO (Yakutian translation is Cape Big Nose!). After a long frustrating 24 hour spell, during which we travelled 100 miles, but made only 20 miles towards our destination - the supply town of Tiksi. From early morning, we tried to find our way through the ice, but as it thickened around us (up to 7/10's), we had to retreat. Tiksi, is proving elusive, especially as it is only 80 miles away, but we now sit tight and wait