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  • Ittoqqortoormiit

    Blogpost by nicole - July 7, 2005 at 8:37

    Last night we arrived at Ittoqqortoormiit near the mouth of Scoresby Sound, and went to anchor a bit off shore surrounded by floating ice chunks.

    One of the younger villagers paddled out in his kayak. He chatted with Millie, our translator, and took...

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  • Andrew's Fourth of July

    Blogpost by nicole - July 6, 2005 at 12:03

    Normally, the only ice I see on the 4th of July is in a beer cooler. But this time I went for a walk on a big floating chunk of it.

    What struck me most were the winding turquoise streams feeding in to pools so blue it startles you. Maybe to a Greenla...

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  • Iceberg surveys and a very strange sight

    Blogpost by nicole - July 6, 2005 at 11:52

    I was up on the bridge all night helping out with a glacier survey we are conducting for a scientist at a university in the UK. The scientist arranged for a satellite picture of Scoresby Sound to be taken last night at 23:15. Our job was to count an...

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  • On the move

    Blogpost by nicole - July 5, 2005 at 10:29 1 comment

    We are getting ready to head out after a successful three days of research and documentation in this area. Gordon and Leigh, our guest scientists from the University of Maine, seem well satisfied with the data they collected. After analysis they sh...

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  • Fjord snob

    Blogpost by nicole - July 1, 2005 at 16:00 4 comments

    This place has probably ruined me for all the other fjords of the world. Where we are now is part of Nordvestfjord, and in addition to being part of the world's longest and widest fjord system it is also the world's deepest charted fjord.

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  • Work continues despite stunning scenery

    Blogpost by nicole - July 1, 2005 at 15:15 1 comment

    We are now in the world's largest national park, near the head of the world's largest fjord. The physical beauty of this place is so extreme that it challenges our ability to work and sleep. You literally have to force yourself to stop staring at al... Read more >

  • Establishing a base camp

    Blogpost by nicole - June 29, 2005 at 11:16 1 comment

    We made good time today. Finding not much ice in most of the fjord, we have arrived near its head - within easy heli range of the Daugaard-Jensen glacier.

    In fact, Gorden, one of the glaciologists, and Hughie have just left to fly some gear in and est... Read more >

  • John updates us on the tour to date

    Blogpost by nicole - June 29, 2005 at 10:57
    John is on board in a combination logistics and wilderness safety capacity. He's also a member of the One World Expedition team.

    After leaving Iceland, we have had a relatively smooth trip across the Greenland Sea North West to the East Coast of Gre... Read more >

  • Goodbye Iceland

    Blogpost by nicole - June 28, 2005 at 9:08 2 comments

    Greetings from Iceland. Our ETD is 12:00, a half hour from now. Martina and I just downed our seasickness pills and are tidying up our cabin so that stuff doesn't get tossed everywhere. We also have to go hunt down some buckets because according to ...

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  • Ice!

    Blogpost by nicole - June 28, 2005 at 9:05

    Today at around 1400 hours we started to enter substantial ice. I checked the GPS and we were a bit above 70 degrees north latitude. Floes now fill the landscape (seascape?) as far as the eye can see.

    It's overcast but not at all foggy so we a... Read more >

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