I've always been fascinated by travels in the poles, no doubt fueled by surveying in Antarctica once. I was therefore interested to read about the apparent opening up of the NW passage as spotted by ESA. I've read quite a bit on this subject including Fleming's books "Ninety Degrees North" and "Barrow's Boys" and find this engrossing stuff. Not that it particularly inspires me to put on my woollies and head into the ice; I'm more of an arm chair explorer when it comes to the cold
Slightly hopeful news for Galileo today. Let's hope it resolves some of the funding issues before we lose any more impetus on this.