Approximate Maximum Limits of Pack Ice (March)

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It floated somewhere above the surface of the water, between the clouds and the earth, heavy enough to warp sight yet none had seen it from the air.

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A feeling today in my heart, as though a small animal had made its nest there. It has weakened the rest of my body — but the animal itself feels quite strong.

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Upon this stretch of ocean, my boat tosses and sometimes is so cold it seems the wood planks have frozen. Caught an unhealthy-looking fish, and my lips are afire with salt. Icecap ahead, and one polar bear sighted. At night, the sky is dizzying & vast.

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