(by Brian Newham)

You might like the latest ice image – it’s changed quite a lot since we lasted posted in mid-Dec.

Ice still extends about 150 miles off the coast but it looks quite broken and there appears to be an obvious breach in our area of interest – we are aiming to make landfall at approx S70 E023.

Currently, we are still up at around S48 so we aren’t quite on this map yet but I’ve marked our intended route.

It’s slow progress at the moment as we nose into a 40 knot breeze. Grey and damp with a foaming sea. I think it’s time for another mug of tea!