We went north a little, after midnight with the ebb tide. About 6- a.m. the wind began again from the south, water began to make to the south + at 10.20 a.m. we started. In a little while conditions seemed so favorable both boilers were put in commission + fired to full steam. Kept moving continuously without stopping or (? -lling), but in a torturous course through the various leads. Going improved, passed Hans I. to the east of us at 5- p.m., then Franklin I + C. Constitution. At 8- p.m. were past Crozier I + at 10- p.m. past C. Calhoun. Sky very dark ahead of us as if abundance of water, but fog coming on.
Narwhal + seals seen. A hood seal on cake of ice off C. Calhoun.
Great contrast between Grant Land + Greenland shores; former white to water's edge with recent snow, latter free of snow.
A bay in the John Brown Coast north of Hans I another abreast of Hans I + another between Hans I. + Franklin I.