Tourists Camping On Arctic Ice Float Away

(Photo by TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Worst vacation ever. Twenty tourists camping in the Canadian Arctic woke to find themselves floating away from shore on a chunk of ice that broke off overnight.

The group was on an Arctic tour akin to an African safari with Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions, according to the Guardian. A 30-mile sheet of ice that they were camping on broke away from Baffin Island overnight and began floating from shore. A group of hunters were also caught up in the ice floe, but made it back to shore. Helicopters from the Royal Canadian Air Force dropped survival packs to the tourists and their guides that included inflatable life rafts.

We’re sure that sucked the fun out of their vacation, and it reminded us of our worse vacations ever.

Tony used to love heading to Northern California to visit family. When he was 7 or 8, he went to Santa Cruz to visit his cousins. They all decided to head to the boardwalk to ride rides. Tony wasn’t a fan, but he went anyways. About midway through a roller coaster, something he ate came back to haunt him. He decided to let it go over the side of the coaster, but it was half a second before the ride went in a loop. He was revisited by his own lost lunch, and so were his cousins. He ended up being sick for 3 days afterwards.

Julie’s wedding weekend was also her nightmare vacation. They decided to do a destination wedding in Key West, Fla., in early October in hopes they’d miss hurricane season. As it turned out, three hurricanes were converging on Florida that weekend. There was flooding in the streets. The power went out while she was sitting in the photographer’s office. She had to wade through knee-high water. Luckily, the rain stopped and everything cleared up just a few hours before the wedding, and everything went off without a hitch.

John remembers a scary trip home from Galveston as a kid. His family got trapped in a tornado. Thank God that they ran out of gas when they did. His dad pulled the car into a gas station, and they all ran inside. The wind picked up and the store front windows blew out. The family car didn’t suffer much damage beyond some hail dents, but the car parked on the other side of the pump was moved 3o feet. As they drove out and back on the highway, there were 18-wheelers blown over. Scary!


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