Eric wanted to leave Saturday. I had recommended leaving today, Thursday the 13th, in order to get down close to the ice. That way we would be set to make a run when the wind opens up a lead to Gjoa Haven (or better yet northwest of the island direct to Cambridge Bay ... a wild dream indeed!). In the end he weighed all the options and decided noon, Friday is the time to leave. Perithia concurs and will sail with us.
-from Russ Roberts' journal