Jarn’s Journal Year 11 Day 130 #sffsat

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Year 11 Day 130

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I’ve come to a sea water strait that may or may not end this continent. It’s not very wide; I can levitate high enough to see land beyond. And it’s not very deep either. In fact, the whole sea water expanse between the northern continent and this land mass farther east is so shallow that it wouldn’t take much drop in sea level – no more that a buildup of the ice sheets – to make this new land continuous with the coast I’ve been following.

It’s not as wide as the strait separating the tideless sea from the tidal sea to  the west, but a good deal shallower. More like a flooded low area of a continent.

Go on eastward, or follow the strait to the south? Since my main question is why this planet seems to have ice caps at both poles, I think I’ll assume that this strait is too narrow to allow much warm sea water in to melt the ice, and continue along the north coast of this new land mass. Right now the ice is within easy sight of the shore, but that may change as the season advances. At any rate, this will allow me to encircle the floating ice, and perhaps take an occasional side trip to the north.


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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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5 Responses to Jarn’s Journal Year 11 Day 130 #sffsat

  1. Why would a planet not have ice caps at both poles?

  2. SA Check says:

    Jarn really does explore that whole world. I prefer his interactions with others to these period of isolation when he’s exploring but they do deepen his character as an outsider.

  3. Earth hasn’t., for most of its exisetance. The key seems to be thermal isolation of the poles

  4. I do like the way he inspects what he sees, reasons it out and makes decisions from it. Very logical.

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