In Lancaster Sound en route to
Croker Bay, the ships wake disturbing the surface of the sea.
Lancaster Sound was the
traditional starting point for those explorers in the 1700 and
1800's who set off to look for the Northwest Passage. We had no
difficulty at all sailing through it from ice on our trip. We encountered
lots of ice but there was always plenty of water between and of
course modern radar and an ice-strengthened steel hulled ship
with powerful engines made our journey much safer than those in
wooden sailing ships of around 100 tons or less and just a
compass, the stars and dubious charts to guide them.
Air temp: +5º C Latitude: 74º 34' N Longitude: 88º 58' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.