Jarn’s Journal Year 10 Day 132 #scifisat

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Year 10 Day 132

Patches and I are swimming every morning before it gets too terribly hot, but in the afternoons I’ve gone back to exploring. I’ve decided the ice cap (or whatever it is) at the North Pole should be my next priority, so I’ve been flying due north from the volcanic island near the edge of the ice. Today I spotted snow-covered land to the west of my flight path, though so far it does not appear to bend around to the north of me. Of course, between the clouds and everything being white it’s rather hard to be sure, but there are definitely mountains. Is there a glaciated continent at the pole, or is this merely another large island? Or is this a continent that does not reach the pole?

So far, it is merely glaciated mountains below me and to my left, but I am never out of sight of the ocean to my right. If the clouds clear I might be able to get high enough for a better view, but the top surface of a cloud deck is not very informative.

Day 123

A clear day at last, and I was able to get some altitude. I couldn’t get high enough to see any end to the ice sheet west of me, but the coast certainly appears to bend back to the west of the line northwards. I don’t know which is worse, the frustration or the cold — though of course the thought of the cold is welcome after the heat of the salt lake. Maybe I’d better just concentrate on making distance northward.

Jarn’s Journal is the journal of a human-like alien stranded in Africa some 125,000 years ago. His Journal to date is on my author site, and serves as part of the remote history of my science fiction novels, Homecoming and Tourist Trap.

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About sueannbowlingauthor

Sue Ann Bowling earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Radcliffe/Harvard and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Alaska. After thirty years of teaching, she retired to focus on writing. Bowling has lived in Alaska for fifty years. Visit her Web site on canine color genetics at http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/Genetics.html.
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6 Responses to Jarn’s Journal Year 10 Day 132 #scifisat

  1. Peter Vialls says:

    Knowing that you’re based in Alaska, this sounds as though this is a flight you’ve actually done – the description feels very real.

  2. S.A. Check says:

    Hopefully Jarn packed extra pelts if he’s headed to the North Pole. Looking forward to his observations there.

  3. I love exploring, but I understand Jarn’s frustration regarding his limited view. I wonder if he’s going to run into Santa Claus. 😉

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