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Atlantic Ocean 01
26 June 2007 David Astley

Atlantic Ocean 01

Greenland

The next day we set out on the adventure of a lifetime to see some of Greenlandís famed icebergs and glaciers from a seal hunterís boat. For 11 hours we braved freezing winds (but sunny skies) and saw what must surely be some of the most beautiful, rugged and spectacular scenery in the world. Our hunter had an open 18ft fiberglass boat with a 115 hp outboard motor. It wasnít comfortable (two of us sat on a ledge in the bow, two on an upturned box in the middle of the boat, and the hunterís wife and son on the transom at the back), but it was sturdy and fast. We first headed south and then west into the open ocean where we weaved in and out of the sea ice at high speed, occasionally hitting some submerged ice with a big thump on the bottom of the boat. Iíve labeled this ĎAtlantic Oceaní because we were just south of the Arctic Circle, so technically we were still in the Atlantic Ocean and not the Arctic Ocean (although it felt like the latter!).

Nikon D200 , AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1:4 G ED
f/8, 1/250, 12mm full exif

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Edutilos10-Jan-2008 12:16
just like national geographic :)
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