Greetings From the Frozen Wasteland

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  1. boomer1976

    boomer1976 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Greetings guys and gals from the great white north. And I mean way north. We just cleared the northern tip of Greenland and are only 380 miles from the north pole. Didn't think we'd have internet this far so I figured I'd see if any of you sons a bitches give a shit and want to see some pics. Joined the boat in northern Norway and sailed for the pole from there. Six weeks up here is going to be nuts. The sun doesn't set at all now. It's 1am here and we have to wear sunglasses on the bridge. Canada's 2 largest icebreakers are going together to the pole to map the bottom around the pole area. Should be an interesting trip. Anyway, wish us luck. I'll post pics while I can.


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    Those boulders of ice on the ice pan are bigger than cars. They are so blue cause most of the salt has leeched out of the ice. The ice is years old up here as it does not melt year to year. Hoping to see the russian nuclear icebreaker powering through this stuff.


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    Let me know if the pictures are working.
     
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    Looks like a great trip. If you see Santa Claus up there tell him I'm still waiting for my toy.
     
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    So cool!! Thanks for sharing those. I can only speak for myself (obviously!) but I'd love to see more.
     
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    What are the temperatures like there?
     
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    WHy are you doing this trip? Work or fun? Looks amazing, the second photo looks like a penis
     
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    I spent 4 years up there in the coast guard on the USS Long Island 30 years ago.
     
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    you're going to be up there for weeks?


    one of the few things on my bucket list is a cruise up around the far north.

    have fun.
     
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    What ship are you on?
     
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    Wait, Amish, am I just not getting it? I don't see temps on that, only location. What am I missing?
     
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    How thick is the steel in the ship's bow?
     
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    Awesome! Thank you.
     
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    Pervert !!

    Work with Canadian govt, Mapping the bottom for land claims with UN. Everyone wants a chunk of the arctic. This is canadas mapping expedition. the U.S. , Russians, Danes, etc all have a claim in on the arctic including the north pole.
     
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    Right now it's -1 Celsius. So I guess 31 F. No wind, foggy and really bright. The sun doesn't set at all.
     
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    Wow.

    I was in Sweden in August one year and the all night sun made me crazy. Plus, there was construction going on outside my window which went on all night because it could. :mad:
     
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    around 4 inches or a bit greater. 24,000 horsepower. The CCGS Terry Fox
     
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    That's cool but I can't think of a place I'd less want to be
     
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    The Good Ship Lolly Pop! of Course!!
     
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    Wow, that's not even really cold. But, the constant sun would bug the ever-living shit out of me :mad:
     
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