Spring Giddiness 2 - I think today is a holiday. Somewhere. If it weren’t, it just should be. Actually it’s Children’s Day in Turkey. And the Feast of St George at the Vatic...
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|Jim Cantore, of the Weather Channel, in Battery Park. |
Photograph: The Weather Channel/Getty Images.
|The + marks Bellot Strait. |
The big island to the east is Baffin.
Below it is Labrador.
"Bellot Strait is an 18 mile long passage between Prince Regent Inlet and Peel Sound. It was named after Lieutenant Bellot of the French Navy who came across it in 1852. It has a difficult reputation due to its fast tidal currents and a rock that is awash (so hard to see) near the eastern end of it. While there was no ice when we passed, Bellot Strait has a reputation for quickly jamming with ice. The Sailing Directions note: "The tidal streams run with great strength through Bellot Strait...In the vicinity of Magpie Rock, the currents are highly variable; localised 7-8 knot westerly currents have been reported on the north side of the channel at the same time that equally strong easterly currents were flowing on the south side. Mariners should exercise extreme caution in this area."
|Alvaro & Christina|
|Christina's world - the iconic image|
|SeaPaddlers on the ship canal near Baker Field|
In 1587, John Davis made his third and last voyage to Davis Strait and what is now called Baffin Bay. Davis named this 300m/1000' cliff Sanderson's Hope, after his main financial backer, William Sanderson of London. Davis wrote 'no ice towards the north but a great sea, free, large, very salt and blue, and of an unsearchable depth'. - Richard Hudson 8/10/11Will Upernavik, Greenland, 72.45 N be the point where Richard too turns back? I would spend some time in Upernavik, Greenland if I had the chance. Nice little town. Beautiful sunset light at 11:30 PM this time of year. Long, dark winters, of course.
|Somandshjemmet - showers & WiFi|