Monday, September 26, 2011

Issuma: Cape Prince of Wales

Cape Prince of Wales - Bering Strait
Issuma passed through the Bering Strait on September 8.  Problems with the battery for the sat phone have made posting and email difficult.  But Richard is catching up so check out the Issuma site for his reports, scrolling down to get the chronology.  He comments on passing through the Bering Strait that summer is over and cold weather lies ahead:
Sailing past Cape Prince of Wales with a delightfully favorable wind. Cape Prince of Wales is at the end of the Bering Strait. The Northwest Passage runs from Davis Strait in the east to Bering Strait in the west. While we have now completed the Northwest Passage, the difficult part is mostly still ahead--the trip south, late in the year.

NOAA: Estuaries

September 24 was National Estuaries Day. New York Harbor - from Sandy Hook to Pelham Bay is an estuary. So is the Back River and the Medomak and St. George River watersheds up in Maine. And the Chesapeake Bay.
NOAA's National Ocean Service Education: Estuaries: "An estuary is a partially enclosed body of water, and its surrounding coastal habitats, where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers or streams."

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Surf City Surf Dog competition - in pictures | Life and style |

You will note that there are no Labrador Retrievers in this competition? Too smart.
Surf City Surf Dog competition - in pictures | Life and style |

No Traffic, No Noise, on Rat Island- the Bronx -

Rat Island is near Barron's boatyard, City Island
Rat Island - a hazard between City Island and Hart Island - the site of New York City's Potter's Field -  is for sale.
No Traffic, No Noise, on an Island Off the Bronx - "It has no electricity or sewer lines. Much of it is under water at high tide. It has no shelter, nor a ready spot to build one. It does not even come with a dock."

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