Is this what it is going to be like??

My flight back to Novara routed over the southern tip of Greenland, arced across the the top of Newfoundland and down through the straits between mainland Canada and Nova Scotia.

The southern tip of Greenland was ice free but across the Davis Strait the ice was studded with huge icebergs clearly visible from 39,000ft!

Down the Labrador coast and the northern tip of Nova Scotia the Labrador current had started to create cracks in the sea ice that grew as we headed south.

Our route later this year will take us through much of this area and it is a sobering thought that as we head further north we will encounter sea ice conditions very similar to those seen from the plane.