Darn geopolitics .. can our Canadian Arctic survive?

Incredibly, in May, the Russian government persuaded the Russian owners of the Akademik Ioffe and the Akademik Vavilov to break their contract with One Ocean so they could add these ships to their fleet in the Arctic. With my art supplies still on board! Shall I take it up with Mr Putin? One Ocean has another better ship, the Resolute, (NOT Russian!) to use this summer, but it was already fully booked up. They are acquiring other ships as well. So … this amazing art trip may be sliding into 2020. I’m going to start studying penguins in case another option arises, although the CANADIAN NORTH has strong appeal to me.

Doria Moodie