Category Archives: Nunavut

Northwest Passage

July 18, 2017 This was to be our last day at Arctic Watch Lodge—weather permitting, as we well knew! But the weather prediction said there was no chance of our being stranded here today. Today there were two half-day excursions … Continue reading

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River rafting

July 17, 2017 Today’s excursion was entirely water-based, and we were all doing the same basic activity with variations. It was quite complicated, and so the whole guiding crew would be going along to provide logistical support. So after breakfast … Continue reading

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Beechey Island

July 16, 2017 Yesterday our potential flight to Beechey Island had been cancelled due to weather, but today the weather was good and we were definitely going. So after a quick breakfast we all met at the Unimog for the … Continue reading

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Belugas and Solo walk

July 15, 2017 This morning we awoke to wind and rain, and we found out that this kind of weather would stay around all day. We decided we didn’t want to do an all-day ATV trip to look for musk-oxen, … Continue reading

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Gull Canyon and Musk-oxen

July 14, 2017 At our 8 am meeting today we were presented with three options for today’s excursions. Option 1 was a short ATV drive to look for musk-oxen, option 2 was a long ATV drive to the Northwest Passage, … Continue reading

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Waterfall walk and ATVs

July 13, 2017 Our bed had very warm blankets, so we had been quite warm (even too warm) last night. But outside, of course, it was still close to freezing. It was still cloudy like yesterday, but with fewer snow … Continue reading

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Arriving at Arctic Watch Lodge

July 12, 2017 Today was our second attempt to get to the lodge, but the weather forecast today was much more in our favour. We had breakfast at 7 am and checked out; our departure from the hotel was at … Continue reading

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