80 Degrees North Latitude

This afternoon our ship reached 80 degrees North latitude which was one of the objectives of this journey. Getting there required several changes of plans and changes of course in the days leading up to today in order to avoid bad weather, wind and heavy moving ice but today we arrived at the destination.  There’s not much to tell other than to say that this is an incredibly beautiful place… not in the lush, soft way that places like Virginia are beautiful… but in an ancient, magnificent, harsh kind of way that words can not adequately convey.  So… I’ll stop writing now and (hopefully) offer a few photos that I hope will give just the slightest taste of this place.

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6 thoughts on “80 Degrees North Latitude

  1. Enjoy the cold & ice it’in the mid 90’s here. The photos are beautiful. So glad you are having a great trip. Mary Ham

    Sent from my iPad

  2. This last photo is stunning. I hope you are having as wonderful a time as you seem to be.

    Rami

    On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 9:04 PM, Wondering Along wrote:

    > Claire Frances posted: “This afternoon our ship reached 80 degrees North > latitude which was one of the objectives of this journey. Getting there > required several changes of plans and changes of course in the days leading > up to today in order to avoid bad weather, wind and heavy” >

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