The Canadian Ice Service published on 1 August the ice forecast for the
next month. Although in general terms conditions in Arctic Canada are
described as normal for this time of year, a transit through the
Northwest Passage may only become possible sometime later than in other
years. Therefore, the only solution is to wait until the ice situation
becomes more favourable for a continuation of our voyage. We are well
provisioned with fuel and food, as well as plenty of books and DVDs, and
are anchored in the well-sheltered Dundas Harbour, in Lancaster Sound.