This is how exploration looks like:
When one thinks on how exploration ships sailed in search of a Northwest passage, barely can imagine the amount of changes of direction they had to take in order to examine every inlet that could lead them to the west.
I am impressed by the route followed by the Fury and Hecla during the second Parry´s expedition of 1821-23. I knew more or less how explorers of that time conducted they researches, but it is my believe that this route is specially twisted. I focused on that I when I was trying to locate the exact place where James Pringle, the seaman who fell from one of the mast of the Hecla, was buried in Winter Island in order to place the grave in my "Arctic graveyard" map.
It is not rare to find in the narratives of many expeditions that officers and men landed from time to time to make observations, hunting, etc. Often, during those incursions, cairns were built and documents buried.