Norwegian seaBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3136 (Published 05 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3136
- James Owen Drife, retired professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
Like many landlubbers I enjoy BBC Radio 4’s shipping forecast, with its exotically named sea areas. I assumed that beyond North Utsire you dropped off the edge, but recently my wife and I ventured across the 61st parallel, where the North Sea and the Meteorological Office stop. We wish we’d done it sooner.
Being of a certain age we sailed in more comfort than the Vikings, few of whom lived past 45. Not all tourists reach the Arctic …