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2 hours ago, Extra Kim said:

No you wouldn't, since you can't drive all the way in South America.

Thanks for letting me know. As I can't swim I'll have to find another way to cross. Presumably there's a  ferry or similar? What about if I could borrow James Bond's submersible car?

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On 8/1/2020 at 11:57 AM, Heidi13 said:

 

At present, Alaska is as far as you can travel, as the Canada/US border is closed and will remain closed until the US effectively deals with COVID.

 

It is in theory at least possible for an American to transit through Canada from Alaska to the U.S.A. if they are returning to a permanent residence.    

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/news/2020/07/covid-19-stricter-rules-for-foreign-nationals-transiting-through-canada-to-alaska.html

 

The rules were tightened recently because some American jackasses claimed to be in transit to Alaska and instead went to vacation in Banff, Jasper, etc.  

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8 hours ago, Extra Kim said:

No you wouldn't, since you can't drive all the way in South America.

 

If you are referring to the Darien Gap there are plenty of frieghter companies that will take your vehicle across. Just google blogs Pan American Highway, it is a popular road trip🤗.

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What about a space ship.... believe they have a couple at Area 51...

 

Or see Mr Branson......

 

Or wait a while and something like a Teletransporter  aka Star Trek.... 

 

Or swim and walk....

 

Or tunnel boring machine  build a tunnel ( about 100 years to build ) then train or car...

 

It is a slow day... stuck at home in lockdown 

 

Now what planet was I on...... Don

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1 hour ago, getting older slowly said:

What about a space ship.... believe they have a couple at Area 51...

 

I count that as flying!

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On 8/2/2020 at 10:45 AM, sverigecruiser said:

 

I don't think there are any penguins north of the Galapagos Islands!

 

I think you are correct.  I was just joking.  You know:   Formal wear = Tuxedo = Penguin suit.  Haha

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On 8/2/2020 at 11:06 AM, SelectSys said:

 

If you are willing to go at the end of winter, it seems possible although not advisable.

 

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2020/03/

 

It looks like it has been attempted previously by someone from the UK.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=132033&page=1

 

 

I've  read that a few have successfully managed to cross, barely.  It sounds like they were very lucky.  

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On 8/2/2020 at 12:14 PM, navybankerteacher said:

Actually, I think you would have to find a more northern route than the Bering Straight - likely straight over the top, from central Siberia to the northern Canadian islands - but you’d want to dress warmly.

 

Along with these posts I was looking at the boundary of the arctic ice and saw that indeed it does touch on those two places.   I guess I had never really thought about it before.   Being  a native Californian, I'm going to admit to being pretty well spoiled when it comes to weather.   I don't own clothes warm enough for Iowa much less the Arctic!  haha

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Thanks for letting me know. As I can't swim I'll have to find another way to cross. Presumably there's a  ferry or similar? What about if I could borrow James Bond's submersible car?

If you do, please remember to straighten your tie en route!


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1 hour ago, navybankerteacher said:

Just do a Greta Thunberg.

🤭😛

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3 hours ago, zauberflote said:


If you do, please remember to straighten your tie en route! emoji23.png


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Whilst drinking a vodka martini, shaken not stirred of course . 😄

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10 hours ago, navybankerteacher said:

Just do a Greta Thunberg.

 

I know who you are talking about but have no idea what is meant?  

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1 minute ago, ldubs said:

 

I know who you are talking about but have no idea what is meant?  

You may recall that she addressed the UN on global warming - I suppose you missed the fact that she got to the US by sailing a small boat, single handed, across the Atlantic - making her method relevant to this thread.

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2 minutes ago, navybankerteacher said:

You may recall that she addressed the UN on global warming - I suppose you missed the fact that she got to the US by sailing a small boat, single handed, across the Atlantic - making her method relevant to this thread.

 

haha, thanks.  Went zoom right by me.   

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3 hours ago, navybankerteacher said:

You may recall that she addressed the UN on global warming - I suppose you missed the fact that she got to the US by sailing a small boat, single handed, across the Atlantic - making her method relevant to this thread.

She didn't sail on a small boat, she sailed on a competition boat that needed containers with spare parts to be transported to the US and a crew that flew form Europe to the US only to sail the boat back.. It had been better for the climate if she hade just flew on her own.. 🤦🏼‍♂️

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5 hours ago, Extra Kim said:

She didn't sail on a small boat, she sailed on a competition boat that needed containers with spare parts to be transported to the US and a crew that flew form Europe to the US only to sail the boat back.. It had been better for the climate if she hade just flew on her own.. 🤦🏼‍♂️

Of course - it was a heavily hyped stunt — when you consider the flights of others involved, not to mention the carbon-emissions resulting from the manufacture of the boat, and all related tangential environmental damage.  Still, a 60 foot sailboat, competition or not, is a small boat when compared with most other trans-Atlantic conveyances. 

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Enlist in a NATO country's navy and go AWOL when visiting the US. 

 

Or sneak on to a US Navy ship. This could be problematic....

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10 hours ago, mayleeman said:

Enlist in a NATO country's navy and go AWOL when visiting the US. 

 

Or sneak on to a US Navy ship. This could be problematic....

One lone female and all those Navy men!!  Hmm, what could possibly go wrong? 🤣🤣

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