I referred to as to vilÈm and told him that we'd must use the floe as a ram to open up the manner. But then i climbed down the mast and stood on the wheel. I recognise this ship higher than all and sundry and doing complicated maneuvers isn't always trouble for me. I told l·da to awareness on a route to the open water. Abruptly the fog closed in and we had to recognize what course to paste to. I was thinking about whether or not to launch the liferaft and use it to help push the floes.
After consulting with vilÈm, i disregarded the concept. We needed to completely trade our method. So far we had been trying to find open water and circulate. However on the sea there has been no open water. So it turned into necessary to create it ourselves. I informed the crew to take their hooks of their fingers and push away the ice floes. Nobody protested and the boat bristled with hooks. Whilst i issued this command, i found out how ridiculous it become and i had to snigger. With a quick hook we couldnít even attain the water, and the concept of ??pushing away tonnes of ice become ridiculous. But at least it became a command. It's far essential that the captain has a clear approach when main toward a purpose :-). From the mast mira gave me guidelines so that you can preserve to wherein the ice subject changed into now not so high and dense. Tom·ö and kos watched the bow and l·da and vilÈm the strict. Anyone become trying to take pictures and roman shot some video. L·da turned into nonetheless cautious to stay on route, due to the fact the fog turned into getting dense once more and the give up of the barrier was in sight. I maneuvered the boat so that the bow slowly drove into the ice floe ahead. As soon because the bow sank into the floe, i progressively delivered a chunk of gas, the bow barely slid onto the floe and lifted up and the floe slowly moved. I controlled to partly accurate the wheel and the motion of the floe in order that we inched the floe beforehand of as like a battering ram within the ice subject. The smaller floes we pushed away and the larger ones we pushed against and stopped. This way we controlled to open up brief channels within the ice, which we travelled via using complicated maneuvers. The wind picked up a little and while maneuvering slowly it driven us to the aspect. Once more, the only way to maneuver became to push the bow in opposition to the floe and boost up ahead, turning the strict to the specified role. We inched slowly forward. The entire team labored perfectly as a team. Even though it turned into far from clear that we would get thru this adventure unscathed, nobody notion approximately it and simply did their activity. And all our mum or dad angels also did a high-quality activity. We had been about 2. Five miles from the sea whilst we saw the cease of the ice barrier. Slowly, extremely slowly it commenced to decrease. Masking this distance took us almost 3 hours. We needed to burn a number of gas doing it and push loads and loads of lots of ice.