We walked 18kms today in heavy pack ice. It was a good day with warm temperatures and quite a bit of snow. We turned eastwards to avoid the open water so luckily haven't seen it yet – nor have we seen the polar bears. Young Explorer Felix has some blisters which need to be attended to. We dressed them up nicely last night and there was a slight improvement today. We'll need to keep a good eye on them to see that they don't get worse. Have sent only two photos today. Satellite connection seems to cut all the time. Will try and send more tomorrow.