Another Day, Another Mile

They only have another 1,500 miles to cover in the next six weeks – and are screaming along at one or two miles per day. And they are still in the river delta nowhere near the ice.

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11 Responses to Another Day, Another Mile

  1. Not quite. They could not get out of that bay, and just had to double back. I can see where a gap might have looked passable on the map, but not in practice.

    Now they appear to be stopped at the spit of land at the mouth of the bay, very close to where they entered.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  2. Morgan in Sweden says:

    They have a photo on their homepage where they are hauling the boat. The water looks pretty calm. Compare that photo with the one from MacKenzie River, The boat seems to be much lower in the water now compared to the photo from the river. Is it easier to move the boat by walking in the water due to some headwind instead of using the oars?? The is something odd going on here. Are they about to walk into Tuk so they can repair her? Is she not seaworthy anymore? What is the 4:th man doing? Working with the pump to keep her afloat? The crew did some maneuvers 2 days ago, maybe due to the ice situation, was the boat damaged then?

    Just a few thoughts

    Morgan

  3. If they can walk 1/10th of a mile per hour, it might still be better than trying to out-row wind and local current. A pity they’re not coming the other direction; a 25-kt breeze at their backs would make for an easy run.

    I doubt that they’ve suffered damage. Well, to the boat at least; that blister is impressive.

    The boat is riding higher because some of the rowers aren’t in it — they’re pulling, and each rower off reduces the boat’s mass by nearly a twelfth.

    Steve Goddard, I have a suggestion: A spaghetti graph of the years that make up the “average” can show that even the “2 standard deviations” used in some graphs is not enough to capture the actual variations — then and now. That band is an oversimplification, when used for the lay audience.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

    • Chewage says:

      An excellent observation Keith, but their over simplification also includes massive fraud in the shape of twisting data, records and images over a period of several years.
      There are no longer any objective base-lines for anything the political scientists have touched!

    • nigelf says:

      That blister is impressive but you can see by looking at his hand that he’s not used to doing any manual work and that’s part of the problem. These pie-in-the-sky people sit at their desks secure in the knowledge that they’re much smarter than most of the rest of us and think up adventures like this to try and make their point but when they actually begin the journey that’s when things rapidly go south.
      A man who’s used to working with his hands wouldn’t be so foolish to take on such a monumental task because he’s not worried about global warming, he’s worried about his job and mortgage payment. That’s why all of these adventures to “raise awareness” of global warming fail miserably. The people who dream them up have no concept of the real world and reality. Once they get out in the cold and the wind it’s almost like they’re surprised it’s cold and windy and all you read in their journals is how terrible the whole experience is.
      I guess my advice to them would be to stop worrying about global warming and stop trying to do these stupid adventures that you’re not physically and mentally prepared for. Their set goal will not be met. They don’t have the right stuff. They don’t have the right stuff because they’re doing it for the wrong reasons.

  4. Andy says:

    I don’t see the point of this expedition.

    Andy

  5. oregonmike98 says:

    Hell I kayak more than 2 miles everyday what’s wrong with them. This whole things seems pointless

    • Chewer says:

      They’re convinced man has destroyed the Arctic and the rest of the planet, so they’ll show us 1st hand why we need to quit driving F-350’s and burning fossil fuels:)
      They are learning the hard way, that nature likes to occasionally deliver a beating of a life time, and sometimes with a crushing blow:)

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