Current Location: Just before the straight separating
Olkhon Island from the mainland.
This place continues to amaze!
The constant cracking and explosive sounds reflect the continued dynamic nature below the ice.
The difference travelling on blue ice is like night and day.
Scellig feels much happier also.
Hope it continues…
Worked hard to find a camp spot on the ice closer to some cliffs to avoid being very exposed in this open, windy patch of water.
As a result stopped walking around 6.15 pm after starting at 8 am.
One challenge is to get close to land and avoid open water area before light fades for the day.
One is much limited here with darkness coming around 7 pm.
It usually takes about 1 hour to set up tent etc and another 30 mins to melt snow etc.
With camping on the ice , ice anchors are needed which takes a lot more time than snow pegs etc.
The reverse needs to be done breaking down camp each morning.
That’s one reason why time efficiency is so important.
Hobnails and Scellig
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.