2 weeks ago
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Arctic Crossing - inspiration
Two quotes from a great book that sounds oh so familiar when reading it here in Greenland.
"With a soaking wet rear end, I wonder how to define the Northwest Passage. Although five different water routes pass through Canada’s northern islands, most are locked in sea ice year-round. I have chosen the most southern and ice-free passage, hugging the warm and silted roof of North America. As I begin paddling out into the ocean, I decide to impose only two conditions for continuing each day: I have to be able to handle being alone psychologically, and I have to be safe."
"The message I got was that this trip would kill you if you didn’t take your time and listen to Inuit. There’s no margin for error as a soloist."
Jonathan Waterman, "Arctic Crossing"