While Michael is about to see the sun again in France, Ulli has been setting up on board since Friday. The crew change was organised with snowmobiles, under northern lights which have been many for the last few days. Jin, the biggest of our 3 dogs, is always so chicken: he is happy moving closer to Vagabond with his companions, now that the pack ice is thick enough (36 cm).


Very quiet weather for the past week, -20°C these days, sea ice thickness is now about 35 cm around Vagabond. Since 10 days, Michael didn't see any polar bear: they are not any more pushed in Inglefield's Bay, and they can enjoy a larger hunting area every day. If the weather is fine, Ulli will come from Longyearbyen next Friday and replace Michael.