52 14' N 171 27' E
Land ahoy! Thank goodness I weigh 20 stone and have a thick layer of blubber to preserve me from these freezing seas.
COUNTRY AND REGION
Nominally, it's the US. You are within swimming distance (about 10 miles) off the remote Aleutian Island of Amukta, part of the long chain which stretches southwest of Alaska.
NATURE OF THE TERRAIN
Right now, you are bobbing in icy waters of the sort that Titanic survivors would recognise. Amukta is black and volcanic.
Don't look for inhabitants other than sea birds. There are a few minuscule settlements of indigenous Aleut people on nearby islands. Akta island, a couple of hundred kilometres east, is the nearest.
Freezing to death and drowning are probable, unless you really are very fat. Except that then you will need to avoid being mistaken for a whale and harpooned by passing Aleuts in seagoing kayaks.
Before you get cocky about your mastery of Eskimo languages, you should know that the Aleut language is different even from those.
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
Hard to imagine that Bill Clinton's priapic reputation matters much to these islands, but he is the president.
LIKELY WEATHER CONDITIONS
High winds, snow and raging seas are the norm here.
REASONS FOR HANGING AROUND
To try traditional fishing and hunting methods (by spear) with the
GETTING THE HELL OUT OF THERE
Make yourself a jacket from whale blubber and build a fire from small shrubs, moss and drift-wood to attract the attention of passing ships.Reuse content