Furthest North …

The good ship Freya took the Pete Oxford Expeditions expedition with its Birdlife International cohort up the west side of the Svalbard archipelago to 81°N. Some of us were reluctant to turn back and decided to swim to the north pole.

photos – Gilly Banks

The deserters were quickly lassoed and confined to the brig (which doubled as the sauna).

And why the sea is boiling hot 
   And whether pigs have wings.

I can assure you the sea is not boiling hot. Splice the main brace.

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