Towards the North Pole aboard the Healy
We go aboard the icebreaker USCGC Healy again...
...to travel from the Alaskan coast almost all the way to the North Pole.
Its position and route can be seen on this map, which is updated here [I have overlaid the image with a sea ice concentration map to give an idea, N.]:
On this web page we find all the images that are shot on an hourly basis by a webcam aboard the icebreaker Healy. It's a great opportunity to travel, almost live, across the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole, and have a look at the actual state of the Arctic sea ice pack, that is only a few days away from this summer's minimum extent.
On August 21st the USCGC Healy leaves the Alaskan coast behind and sails off into a Beaufort Sea (at 71ºN) that is entirely free of ice: