Stopover in Nome

Published on 29.06.2009 - Arctic Calling

The Baloum Gwen has called into Nomé on the north-western coast of Alaska before continuing its adventure.

With its crew of four, Thierry Fabing's yacht arrived in Nomé during the night of 22nd June. The group has decided to stay tied up at the quay for four days to give itself a little time to explore some of the hinterland and enjoy some outings in the area around the town.

At the same time, they are also making careful preparations for resuming their voyage. As the locals have been telling them that the waters of the Bering Sea and the course they intend taking to the east are full of danger, the French skipper is taking his task very seriously.

The boat is due to leave Nomé today or tomorrow, go through the Bering Straits and head towards Point Barrow, where they will be joined by an additional crew member.

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