Well if you don’t already know, the Crew of Empiricus will be attempting a passage that has never been done in history. Route 1 East as it is called is the Eastbound route through McClure Straight.
We do not yet know if conditions will be favorable for this passage but we plan to give it a solid attempt, until the no go Date of September 1, when we will turn for a Southerly route.
In preparation for this passage, I have set about staging a fuel Depot. At this time the location and other details cannot be disclosed. As the oilfield does not have public access.
Ill just say that being a blue collar worker has its advantages in the Oilfield. And also that chasing your dreams becomes contagious. People like being involved and doing so, motivates them to live a little more brightly!
Here is a brief outline of the Depot staging process.
1. Call lots of people and have them say “No.”
2. Call more people until someone says maybe…..
3. Stay in touch but don’t become a nuisance.
4. Go meet the person and shake there hand with gratitude and respect.
5. Bring your fuel with you….
In other words. Don’t make it a chore for people to help you. Make it an easy opportunity to be involved in a really cool thing!
The depot is staged in such a place, that if the wind never blew from that point on. We would could motor to Greenland. It may seem excessive. But heat and power have higher value than gold in the Arctic.
Roald Amundsen, (The first to ever transit the Northwest Passage) carried thousands of gallons of fuel for his tiny engine. And after 3 winters in the Arctic, he emerged, still better prepared than the whaling fleet he encountered just East of Barrow. To whom he provided assistance on many occasions.
Another puzzle piece falls into place as the North pole pivots back toward the sun.