"Hump, if you will look on the west coast of the map of Norway you will see an indentation called Romsdal Fiord
. I was born within a hundred miles of that stretch of water.
From our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a chain of mountains, scarcely half the height of the Alps, would run in a straight line due southward; and on its western flank every deep creek of the sea, or fiord
, would end in "bold and astonishing glaciers." These lonely channels would frequently reverberate with the falls of ice, and so often would great waves rush along their coasts; numerous icebergs, some as tall as cathedrals, and occasionally loaded with "no inconsiderable blocks of rock," would be stranded on the outlying islets; at intervals violent earthquakes would shoot prodigious masses of ice into the waters below.
The hero was a young Dane, who was going up among the fiords
to seek his fortune in the northern fisheries; and by a process inevitable in youth I became identified with him, so that I adventured, and enjoyed, and suffered in his person throughout.
Let me play at quoits with cyclonic gales, flinging the discs of spinning cloud and whirling air from one end of my dismal kingdom to the other: over the Great Banks or along the edges of pack-ice - this one with true aim right into the bight of the Bay of Biscay, that other upon the fiords
of Norway, across the North Sea where the fishermen of many nations look watchfully into my angry eye.
The way was most difficult, since shortly after leaving the river I encountered lofty cliffs split by numerous long, narrow fiords
, each of which necessitated a con-siderable detour.
While the secret garden was coming alive and two children were coming alive with it, there was a man wandering about certain far-away beautiful places in the Norwegian fiords
and the valleys and mountains of Switzerland and he was a man who for ten years had kept his mind filled with dark and heart-broken thinking.
The topics include Tonian and Silurian magmatism in Nordaustlandet: Svalbard's place in the Caledonian orogen, a aeromagnetic high-resolution survey over the Vendom Fiord
region of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic, geochemical constraints on the provenance of pre-Mississippian sedimentary rocks in the North Slope subterrane of Yukon and Alaska, and evidence for subtropical warmth during the early Eocene in Beaufort-Mackenzie in the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic.
One of the documents was the logbook of the Diana, one of two whaling vessels that rescued the crew of the Nova Zembla, and it contained clues to the whereabouts of the wreck site in the fiord
The October 2015 cataclysm in Taan Fiord
in southeastern Alaska appears to have been the fourth-highest tsunami recorded in the past century, and its origins - linked to the retreat of a glacier - suggest that it's the kind of event we may see more often because of a warming climate.
JOURNAL & NEWS ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Randy Traynor was chosen by the United States Forest Service as its 2018 Artist in Residence for Alaska's Nellie Juan- College Fiord
Wilderness Study Area, which encompasses two million acres of the Chugach National Forest in South-Central Alaska.