Being an indifferent fisherman, my enthusiasm for this form of sport soon waned; yet in the absence of other forms of recreation I was now risking my life in an entirely inadequate boat off Cape Farewell at the southernmost extremity of Greenland.
Bits of surf-harried beach clove the worn granite, or whatever the rocks of Cape Farewell may be composed of, and as I followed the ebbing tide down one of these soft stretches, I saw the thing.
Samuel Ferguson returned to England about 1850, and, more than ever possessed by the demon of discovery, he spent the intervening time, until 1853, in accompanying Captain McClure on the expedition that went around the American Continent from Behring's Straits to Cape Farewell
This Braithwaite Lowery, I knew his father, lost in the Lively off Greenland in `20, or Andrew Woodhouse, drowned in the same seas in 1777, or John Paxton, drowned off Cape Farewell
a year later, or old John Rawlings, whose grandfather sailed with me, drowned in the Gulf of Finland in `50.
In addition to her contributions to Dream Foundation, Tunstall is an active environmental campaigner, and joined an expedition to the Arctic Circle in 2008 with Cape Farewell
, a British-based arts organization that brings artists, scientists and communicators together to instigate a cultural response to climate change.
Produced by Cape Farewell
Foundation in partnership with ROM Contemporary Culture, Carbon 14: Climate is Culture exhibition will run from October 19, 2013 to February 2, 2014 in the Roloff Beny Gallery (Level 4) and the Thorsell Spirit House (Level 1).
This important book collects nine essays on the interactions among missionary, commercial, colonizing, and indigenous interests at Cape Farewell
(Danish: Kap Farvel; Greenlandic: Uummannarsuaq), the southernmost point of Greenland.
He has been appointed to the Boards of the Suzuki Foundation and Cape Farewell
Canada, and is working as an advisor to international businesses interested in sustainability.
This summer, Jo, from Preston, Lancashire, worked in the Western Isles with Cape Farewell
, a project which brings artists and scientists together to look at new ways of dealing with climate change.
They also consider the prehistory of Cape Farewell
and the East Greenlandic culture, which never managed to stem the tide of European dominance; and a bit of modern Greenland found today in Herrnhut.
And next Friday an exhibition of work from several of the Cape Farewell
programme of expeditions goes on show at Northumbria University's University Gallery and also Gallery North in Sandyford Road, Newcastle Unfold: A Cultural Response to Climate Change, runs until November 12 and is curated by David Buckland and Chris Wainwright.
South of the strait, stretching from Iceland down to the latitude of Cape Farewell
at Greenland's southern tip, is the Irminger Sea--the windiest stretch of salt water in the entire world ocean.