Hurray for the autopilot!

With sleet and snow blowing all day we were particularly grateful to have fixed the steering so we could use the autopilot and without any ice to worry about, Novara's snug, warm pilothouse came into its own. 162nm run in the 24 hours to 6am this morning and we are now at the bottom of the Dolphin and Union Strait and plan to head up to a group of islands on the west side to wait for the northerlies to die down before continuing NW around Bexeley Point.