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Subject: [Leica] Arctic trip
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:01:52 +0530
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Nice set, but feels rather bleak on the whole.

My favourite is the Kittiwake formation...


On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:15 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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