There are islands aplenty in this
part of the world, some of them absolutely huge and a whole
range of smaller ones. We now know that there are some passages
between them and where they all are. For the pioneers who were
seeing this for the first time however, the only way to see if they were
sailing into a navigational route or simply a dead-end was to
sail along it and see where it went. From sea level it can be
very difficult to distinguish whether you are looking at one
piece of land or two or more islands and if there is a channel
Air temp: +5º C Latitude: 74º 34' N Longitude: 88º 58' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.