Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Arctic trip
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:59:44 -0500
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Very nice images, Henning, and I'm surprised at your success shooting 
from the Zodiak.  You did a great job.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 9/18/2016 11:45 PM, Henning Wulff wrote:
> Well, we are back from our arctic trip (thanks in part to my cousin Philip 
> the travel agent) and have had a bit of time to look at some of the photos.
> We went from August 20 to August 28 inclusive, from Resolute on Cornwallis 
> Island (approx. 75?N) to Cambridge Bay (approx. 69?N). Temperatures were 
> about 2?C ?2? the whole time, but often with a fierce wind. Dressing 
> warmly was adviseable.
> The trip was with OneOcean Expeditions, which charters Russian research 
> vessels; in our case the Akademik Ioffe. A Finnish built, Russian owned 
> and manned vessel chartered to a Canadian company operating out of 
> Squamish, BC. They do various trips into the Arctic and Antarctic with 
> mainly two identical ships. After our trip, I have only praise for the 
> whole operation. The Russian crew was professional in all the best 
> possible ways, the OneOcean staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful 
> (staff were mostly Canadian with some other nationalities represented) and 
> the ship was perfectly suitable for this trip. Strengthened for ice, 
> extremely quiet and vibration free diesel engines and electric thrusters 
> for 'sneaking up on polar bears', if a 6000ton ship can sneak up on 
> anything.
> The sister ship to this one was the base of operations two years ago when 
> the first of Sir John Franklin's ships, the Erebus was found after 165 
> years in Queen Maud Sound in 11m of water. A week after we came home the 
> second ship, the Terror, was found a bit further North by essentially the 
> same group, but not using the same ship since it was still carrying 
> tourists.
> So. Here are the first pictures. All pictures in this album are from the 
> trip; more to come.
> Henning Wulff
> hjwulff at
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