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08-16-2012, 03:32 AM #16
Octo Mother Superior
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I think he'd prefer beaver. chuckle.gif
08-16-2012, 03:49 AM #17
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-16-2012, 03:32 AM)Octo Wrote:  I think he'd prefer beaver. chuckle.gif


chuckle.gif OK then I have no suggestions.
08-16-2012, 11:23 AM #18
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İmage

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08-17-2012, 04:11 PM #19
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's interesting how so many men of the past tried to find the Northwest Passage. The three sailors I am highlighting here have chosen the McClure route.



I think I'm jealous of them.

This is also about climate change.

http://news.discovery.com/videos/global-warming-videos/

If any of you has a little time, you should watch the discovery news videos at the link above, very informative.
08-18-2012, 05:49 PM #20
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Captain Scott's ship the Terra Nova found off Greenland.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/artic...ears-later
08-27-2012, 05:34 PM #21
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Update on the adventure: August 26th

For days a strong wind howled from the East shaking us up at anchor in Resolute bay but also shifting the ice to the West of us. After nearly a week we finally received the cloud free satellite image we hoped for and the weather report we wanted, so early Friday morning we lifted our anchors and set sail back into Parry Channel towards Banks Island and McClure strait.

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They are having a rough time of it.

http://belzebub2.com/home?lang=en
08-27-2012, 05:39 PM #22
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Did you know that only 1% of the artic routes are presently mapped. wtf2.gif

Anyway, on to another Northwest Passage adventure.

From article:

More than 160 years ago, Sir John Franklin sailed into his Arctic prison, with the comforting conceit that technology would ensure his escape.

Franklin's vessels, the Erebus and the Terror, were outfitted with steam engines, desalinators, iron plates over their wooden hulls, and propellers and rudders that could be retracted to prevent ice damage.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012...earch.html

Terror and Erebus damned.gif...Erebus meaning

In Greek mythology, Erebus ( /ˈɛrəbəs/), also Erebos (Ancient Greek: Ἔρεβος, "deep darkness, shadow"), was often conceived as a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness; for instance, Hesiod's Theogony places him as one of the first five beings to come into existence from Chaos. Erebus features little in Greek mythological tradition and literature, but is said to have fathered several other deities by Nyx; depending on the source of the mythology, this union includes Aether, Hemera, the Hesperides, Hypnos, the Moirai, Geras, Styx, and Thanatos.

In Greek literature the name Erebus is also used to refer to a region of the Underworld where the dead had to pass immediately after dying, and is sometimes used interchangeably with Tartarus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erebus
08-27-2012, 05:45 PM #23
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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U.S. here's a book you might like

Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey Through the Northwest Passage by Victoria Jason

Amazing story. Absofreakinglutely amazing.
08-27-2012, 05:49 PM #24
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-27-2012, 05:45 PM)Shadow Wrote:  U.S. here's a book you might like

Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey Through the Northwest Passage by Victoria Jason

Amazing story. Absofreakinglutely amazing.


Hi and thanks Shadow. I'm not into reading entire books right now, but I use to before husband/kids and digested many many good reads.

I will start a must read list and add that to it.

Also, my tastes have changed and I really like high adventure reality, so this will be on the top of the list.

Can you give me a little teaser/excitement part from the book?

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08-27-2012, 05:57 PM #25
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Here's a review

Victoria Jason was a fortysomething grandmother who survived two strokes before before she began this epic four year journey. She begins her book recounting the hardships of tripping with the egocentric and erractic Don Starkell. Why she agreed to paddle with him for a second year is a mystery.

Starkell told his tale in his own book, Paddle to the Arctic, and now it's Jason's turn.

Kabloona reads like a Ludlum novel. Each day is a new adventure. Their writing styles are as different as their personalities. While, for Starkell, everything is expressed in degrees of difficulty and personal hardship, Victoria falls in love with the people and the beauty of the north and pays much more attention to the environment around her, especially the weather and where to camp and get fresh water.

It's not just a book about paddling. It's about survival and solitude and the people she meets and the friendships she creates. She buys art from village elders and teaches the youngsters how to paddle her yellow kayak. She absorbs the spirit of giving and generousity and returns it tenfold. Kabloona, which means stranger in Inuktitut, was what she was when she started this journey. She ended up a friend to many.

You seem to know that she will succeed and she has on both fronts - in traversing the Arctic and producing a wonderfully readable book that is hard to put down.

http://www.canoe.ca/AllAboutCanoes/book_kabloona.html

It truly is a wonderful book, Starkell was truly awful, made me grit my teeth with every page rofl.gif but she did it!
08-27-2012, 06:03 PM #26
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Yeah, it's always a mystery why women stay with men like that for TOO LONG! dunno.gif

Anyway, did you ever see this Inuit movie?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285441/

It is as historically accurate as it gets, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it every minute, twice.

08-27-2012, 06:28 PM #27
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Atanarjuat. Looks great! I'm not a fan of movies, sat through half of the first harry Potter and that was the last one I watched. But this one, yes I think I'll look for. Thanks!!!
08-27-2012, 07:08 PM #28
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-27-2012, 06:28 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Atanarjuat. Looks great! I'm not a fan of movies, sat through half of the first harry Potter and that was the last one I watched. But this one, yes I think I'll look for. Thanks!!!


If you're not interested in other cultures, anthropology, survival, or primitive human relations, then you may be bored. I wasn't bored for one minute as I found this movie encompassed all the above.
08-27-2012, 08:32 PM #29
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Primitive? I wasn't aware we'd advanced much. Survival does bore me though, prepping for it is much more fun than living it coffeetime.gif
08-30-2012, 07:22 PM #30
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Shadow, prepping for survival is too much work, but it is interesting, esp. how to survive out in the wilds.

UPDATE: Well the three young fellows did it. They sailed the Northwest Passage with abit of trouble, but they are the first to sail the most northward passage yet.

Their main point in doing this was to bring climate change to the attention of the public. They said never before has so little ice formation been seen.




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