Jumping for joy
August 25, 2013 - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Our last day in the Arctic brought us to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. I have tried for a while now to pronounce the name correctly, but am far from perfect.…
Colorful buildings
Enjoying Sisimiut - August 24, 2013 Today we visited Sisimiut, Greenland. It is a town of approximately 5,600 residents. Our tour guide, a Sisimiut native, showed us around the area. The population…
Igneous Rock
Columnar Basalt on Disko Island - August 23, 2013 Basalt is an igneous rock formed from molten lava. Sometimes it cools in a formation called "columnar basalt." It creates some very beautiful…
Iceberg Arch
Greenland - August 23, 2013 The Greenlandic word "Ilulissat" translates into English as "Icebergs." We experienced so many icebergs today; we could not do our planned visit to the town and the…
Greenland Flag
Greenland - August 22, 2013 Today we reached Greenland. If you have been following me, you may have noticed I skipped a day. On day 11 of our trip we were at sea all day crossing Baffin Bay. My…
Museum
Pond Inlet Visit - Day 10 August 20, 2013 The sign welcoming us into Pond Inlet says, "Friendly People." It was very true. We spent the day learning about Inuit culture and wandering through this…
Tundra hike near Kilutea River in Sirmilik National Park
Kayaking at Cape Hay, Bylot Island - August 19, 2013 Bylot Island has been a bird sanctuary since 1965 with over 40 species nesting on the island. This morning we arrived at Cape Hay on Bylot Island…
Bearded Seal
Sea Ice – August 18th, 2013 The Arctic is a frozen ocean, or sea ice, surrounded by land. This sea ice is constantly changing on a daily basis and is also experiencing long-term climatic changes. In…
Mom and babies
Beechey Island – August 18th, 2013 Franklin Expedition Our ship proceeded west from Dundas Harbour towards Beechey Island. The plan of the day was to seek out polar bears in an area of sea ice to the…
RCMP House
Dundas Harbour - August 17th, 2013 Today we visited Dundas Harbour on Devon Island, Canada’s 6th largest island. Despite the late summer date, we experienced weather far harsher than the worst winter…
Narwhals!
Narwhals in Buchan Gulf!!!!! - August 16th, 2013 Today was my absolute favorite day of the trip. We saw narwhals! OK, before we get started let me first give you some advice. If you want to see some…
Ice Island
Glaciers have always fascinated me and I've planned many a trip and hike to see glaciers and the landscapes they have formed. As we moved further north along the coast of Baffin Island, we were…