After a few visits to Arctic communities in my past travels, I finally got to experience the floe edge. And, what an experience it was!
Approximately 25 miles, just under 2 hours riding in a kamotiq pulled behind a snow machine, we arrived at the edge of the ice. It was almost surreal… the beauty, remoteness and peacefulness. The only sounds were the gulls overhead and the sound of the water. Where the ice stops and the open water begins. Read More >
Naujaat (ᓇᐅᔮᑦ – ‘seagulls nesting place’). Where’s that? What are you doing there? Questions when I advised family and friends of my trip. It took 3 flights to get there, but it was worth every minute.
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Some believe that the Northern Lights represent one’s ancestors looking down at them, keeping watch. Having seen them at Blachford Lake Lodge, I believe that now too. Nothing beats seeing these dancing ribbons of light in the sky.
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Now that’s a great question! Polar bears are an enigma of the great north, a symbol of raw power, unbearably cute, and now the poster-child of climate change. Experiencing the rush of seeing a polar bear in the wild is one of life’s greatest thrills, and it may not be something our descendants get to do. And there are several places where you can go and experience the world’s largest land predator for yourself! Read More >