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It's over and we're on our way home

| September 19, 2012 1:53 PM
ii-toldi-620-IMG_5946.jpg Gravols were very popular last night. The boat Martin Bergmann goes very quickly towards Cambridge Bay, a journey that will have lasted 24 hours once we arrive tonight towards 10 p.m.

The sea was very turbulent last night. Some didn't get a good sleep, others had only a few hours of sleep.

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Robin cooks up a storm in the Bergmann kitchen

| September 14, 2012 4:40 PM
li-kitchen_DSC6700.jpg The boat Martin Bergmann navigates alone at sea, near the coast of O'Reilly Island (latitude: 68 10 42 N; longitude: 98 55 59 W).

The sea is calm and the crews of researchers do their work without any bad surprises.

We can almost say that a certain routine has set in.

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Back to work and collecting live data

| September 13, 2012 3:13 PM
ii-ryanandjon-IMG_5785.jpg The search for Franklin ships has resumed with vigour.

The day before, winds and waves were too strong to do any searching at all.

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Too much wind and a new suit to try on

| September 13, 2012 10:20 AM
li-max-620-DSC6709.jpg There is one thing we don't control: the weather.

Last night, we left the Sir Wilfrid Laurier to start our new journey alone on board the Martin Bergmann.

We are 11 on board: five crew members, five scientists from Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, University of Victoria and one reporter-cameraman-editor: me.

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Moving to smaller quarters

| September 11, 2012 3:23 PM
That's it. About half of the scientists left the icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier and went to Cambridge Bay, where they will be heading home.

Late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, the boat Martin Bergmann will start its solo trip south to get to the O'Reilly Island region, where one of the two wrecks of the Franklin ships could be.

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