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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

As I have been building Tsunamichaser and have had plenty of time to think about the state of the world where I will float, the concept of voyaging has changed for me. This blog in the header talks of a trip down the Mackenzie River to the Beaufort Sea and westwards around Point Barrow. This is not wishfull thinking. Unlike in 1985 when I made this trip in late summer when it took days of pounding through multiyear ice to get to Pt. Barrow from Tuktoyuktuk, there has been either open water of 1/10 ice all the way that by late summer will be up to 300 miles wide. Google "Arctic ice charts" and see for yourself. Or go to http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/App/WsvPageDsp.cfm?ID=1&%23 I have been watching the ice charts for years the leads get bigger and stay open longer each year. The beaches are awesome. It could become a real destination cruising ground. It already is on some fronts.

There are other "interesting" cruising grounds I want to visit; like the Pacific Garbage Patch west of Southern California where Millions of tons of our stuff just floats in a great whirlpool of flotsam. I want to cruise here too.....

And on that note, who ever convinced Smirnoffs to make this ad, I applaude your Adbuster approach. So how about you, Exxon?

Smirnoff: The Sea

Posted Aug 01, 2007

From WWII fighter planes to Viking war ships, everything that has ever sunk into the sea gets thrown back onto land.


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