In the Kildin Strait
November 13, 2014
The thirteenth of November. After having returned to the vessel, we dried up our clothes and checked equipment. The wind was still strong, and we decided against sailing into high seas, as landing on an undeveloped beach during heavy sea is impossible. We adopted the only possible decision to head to Teriberka when the weather calms down. The change of wind direction forced us to sail to Eastern Kildin, to Mertvetskaya Bay. Incidentally, a wrecked bulk carrier has been resting for three years near the bay. The vessel seems to be of a moderate size, but in fact it is 154 meters (505 feet) long and it has 8000 tons of displacement. It started gusting in the evening, snow moving above bald peaks. Icy wind was constantly blowing, and gloved hands went numb in several minutes. We decided against landing, as it was too dangerous. We lay at anchor overnight.