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Subject: [Leica] Arctic trip
From: hlritter at (Howard L Ritter Jr)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:21:53 +0200
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Very fine set of both documentary and scenic shots. I especially liked your 
capture of the kittiwakes. Some of the more barren and looming-clouds images 
were strongly reminiscent of my year at Thule.


> On Sep 19, 2016, at 6:45 AM, Henning Wulff <hjwulff at> 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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