The situation at the PVK choke point shows some promise but much depends on the wind direction and air temperature during the next eight days.
At smaller scale the island where Adrian is at anchor is just visible as a tiny dot immediately North of the large island Ostrov Bol’shoy Begichev
(third grid square from left five square line – lower centre of image)
To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
2nd September 0500 UCT
Anchored at Ostrov Preobrazheniya : 74.40 N 112.55 E
Barometric Pressure: 1019
Sea Temperature: 3 deg C
Wind: E 20 knots
Ostrov Preobrazheniya is covered with frost. Air temp is sub zero.