Year 9, day 195
If there’s a northern ice cap I haven’t found it yet, though I’ve seen a lot more of the northern continent.
I’d already observed that the northern shore of the tideless sea was very different from the southern one. I’ve come to the conclusion that the equatorial continent on which I landed is quite different from the northern one, and not just in latitude and climate.
The equatorial continent has a relatively smooth outline, at least on a large scale. Few islands or peninsulas, to start with. Then what mountains exist are mostly volcanic or associated with rifting and thermal uplift. This continent is spitting apart. I’m pretty sure at this point it is also crashing into the northern one, which helps explain all the mountains to the north.
The northern continent is very irregular in outline, with so many embayments and peninsulas I can hardly keep track of them. I haven’t mapped the whole coastline yet, or the islands offshore.
Jarn’s Journal is the journal of a human-like alien who was marooned in Africa some 125,000 years ago. He has made contact with a group of our ancestors, and in currently exploring Europe. A longer version of this post can be found on my main blog; the entire journal to date is on my author site.