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Subject: [Leica] Arctic trip
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:29:20 -0700
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Jayanand offered:
" Nice set, but feels rather bleak on the whole.<<<
Jayanand mon ami.:-)
You should be standing there when the temperature is 50 degrees below zero 
and a vicious ARCTIC wind blowing with snow /ice particles blowing around 
cutting into your face even though a tiny opening!! Regardless of so called 
parka's and other arctic clothing you can still feel your spine becoming 
frozen just standing there!
THE PARKA?" pull it out from what body warmth you have left. The camera is 
out, fast focus "CLICK!" And back inside parka for next "freezing happy 
Wondering to yourself? "OH MY, WILL I EVER BE WARM AGAIN?"  :-( :-(  :-(
That condition isn't as you see Henning's scenic's!
Dr. ted. 
"you just have to be there" I don't think one can imagine the fierceness of 
the cold!"

-----Original Message-----
From: LUG [ at] On Behalf 
Of Jayanand Govindaraj
Sent: September-19-16 3:32 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Arctic trip

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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