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Naufrage au large de Terre Neuve

10 février 2013

Once I could see a coast in marvelous details, a high headland backed by snow mountains, with a glacier coming down to the sea, all complete with ice foot and pack. I stared amazed, to watch the whole coast dissolve away.
I remember the thrill of my first sight of the Alps, but that was nothing compared to the sight of Greenland – the mass peaks rising to 7000 feet, and the great ice-field. But then I hold the climbing of mountains to be nearly as good as the sailing of boats; nowhere else in these days can you meet the elemental forces in a decent straight way.

Meredith Jackson, équipière de Joan, 1927